• October 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide Advance; Upcoming EB-2 India Retrogression Likely
  • September 11, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • According to the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin, the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers for China will advance by five months, to April 1, 2009. EB-3 will advance one week, to November 15, 2003, for India, and by six months for all other countries, to October 1, 2011.

    EB-2 China will advance by five weeks, to November 15, 2009. EB-2 India will remain at May 1, 2009 in October, but the State Department warns that retrogression for the category is likely and could occur as early as November due to increased demand.

    October 2014 Priority Date Cut-Offs

    In October 2014, EB immigrant visa priority date cut-offs will be:

    EB-1
    Current for all countries.

    EB-2
    China: November 15, 2009
    India: May 1, 2009
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: April 1, 2009
    India: November 15, 2003
    Philippines: October 1, 2011
    All other countries: October 1, 2011

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: July 22, 2005
    India: November 15, 2003
    Philippines: October 1, 2011
    All other countries: October 1, 2011

    EB-5
    Current for all countries and subcategories.