Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin

From Fragomen.com, 10/09/2014

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.