Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Updated Information from DOS on Visa Bulletin Expectations for FY 2015

From the Council for Global Immigration, 08/21/2014

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State, has provided updated information regarding what to expect for India EB-2, Philippines EB-3, China EB-3 and China EB-5 in Fiscal Year 2015.
  • India EB-2 is expected to retrogress in FY 2015, possibly as early as November 2014.  
  • Philippines EB-3 is expected to follow the worldwide cutoff date for EB-3s over the next several months.
  • China EB-3 is not expected to advance in the October Visa Bulletin.
  • China EB-5 is expected to retrogress around June 2015.  This would affect China EB-2 and EB-3 cutoff dates as well, as unused EB-5 numbers migrate to EB-1, unused EB-1 numbers migrate to EB-2, and unused EB-2 numbers migrate to EB-3.