• April 2015 Visa Bulletin: Significant Retrogression for EB-3 China; Advancement for EB-2 India and China
  • April 8, 2015
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • According to the State Department’s April Visa Bulletin, EB-2 India will advance by eight months, to September 1, 2007, and EB-2 China will advance by seven months, to April 1, 2011.

    The EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will retrogress by nine months for China, to January 1, 2011, due to a surge in demand in recent months. If demand abates, this cut-off date could advance. EB-3 will advance by four months for most other countries, to October 1, 2014, though India will advance by just one week, to January 8, 2004.

    The State Department estimates that a cut-off date will be imposed for EB-5 China by June of this year.

    April 2015 Priority Date Cut-Offs

    In April 2015, EB immigrant visa priority date cut-offs will be:

    EB-1

    Current for all countries.

    EB-2
    China: April 1, 2011
    India: September 1, 2007
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: January 1, 2011
    India: January 8, 2004
    All other countries: October 1, 2014

    EB-3 Other Workers
    China: August 15, 2005
    India: January 8, 2004
    All other countries: October 1, 2014

    EB-5
    Current for all countries and subcategories.