• March 2015 Visa Bulletin: Significant Advancements 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 March Visa Bulletin, EB-2 India will advance by sixteen months, to January 1, 2007, and EB-2 China will advance by more than five months, to September 1, 2010.

    The EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will advance by five months for most countries, to June 1, 2014, China by more than one month, to October 22, 2011, and India by more than one week, to January 1, 2004.

    The EB-3 other worker subcategory for India will advance more than one week, to January 1, 2004, and by five months for most countries, to June 1, 2014. EB-3 China will remain at August 15, 2005.

    The significant advancements for EB-2 China and India exceed the State Department’s most recent projections of immigrant visa availability. Rapid advancements in priority date cut-offs for EB-2 China and India and for all countries in EB-3 (with the exception of India) could continue for the next several months, but if demand for immigrant visa numbers increases, retrogression could occur.

    March 2015 Priority Date Cut-Offs

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

    EB-1

    Current for all countries.

    EB-2

    China: September 1, 2010
    India: January 1, 2007
    All other countries: Current

    EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
    China: October 22, 2011
    India: January 1, 2004
    All other countries: June 1, 2014

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

    EB-5
    Current for all countries and subcategories.