Major Retrogression for EB-2 India, EB-3 Advancement for Most Countries
According to the State Department’s November Visa Bulletin, the EB-2 India priority date cut-off will retrogress by more than four years, to February 15, 2005, after significant advancements over the last several months. EB-2 China will advance by just three weeks, to December 8, 2009.
EB-3 will see substantial advancements for most countries. The EB-3 China priority date will advance nine months, to January 1, 2010. All other countries except India will advance eight months, to June 1, 2012. India will move forward by one week, to November 22, 2003.
|Source: Department of State|
November 2014 Priority Date Cut-Offs
In November 2014, EB immigrant visa priority date cut-offs will be:
EB-1 Current for all countries.
EB-2 China: December 8, 2009 India: February 15, 2005 All other countries: Current
EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers China: January 1, 2010 India: November 22, 2003 All other countries: June 1, 2012
EB-3 Other Workers China: July 22, 2005 India: November 22, 2003 All other countries: June 1, 2012
EB-5 Current for all countries and subcategories.
Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Availability in the Coming Months
The State Department projects that EB-3 will continue to advance significantly for China and most other countries in the next three months. But if EB-3 demand increases, cut-off dates could be retrogressed early next year, particularly for China.