June 2017 Visa Bulletin: EB-1 India and China No Longer Current

As predicted previously, a cutoff date of June 1, 2012, has been imposed on EB-1 India and EB-1 China in June's Visa Bulletin, representing retrogression of about five years.  This cutoff date is not likely to be permanent but may stay for the near future.  Applicants in these two categories can still file their immigrant visa or adjustment applications in May.  EB-3 Philippines advances four months to May 1, 2013.   

Family immigration categories generally have decent forward movements in June. For examples, 
F-1 Philippines and Mexico both advance 2.5 months.  F-2A China, India, Philippines and Other Countries all move forward by one month.
AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications
FAMILY

Other Countries

China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

12/22/2010

12/22/2010

12/22/2010

09/01/1995

04/22/2006

FD

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

04/01/1996

09/08/2007

F2A

AD

08/15/2015

08/15/2015

08/15/2015

07/22/2015

08/15/2015

FD

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

F2B

AD

10/22/2010

10/22/2010

10/22/2010

04/08/1996

09/22/2006

FD

09/1/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

08/08/1996

07/22/2007

F3

AD

07/01/2005

07/01/2005

07/01/2005

02/22/1995

10/08/1994

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

05/01/1995

02/01/1995

F4

AD

05/08/2004

05/08/2004

09/15/2003

07/15/1997

11/22/1993

FD

11/15/2004

11/15/2004

06/22/2004

01/08/1998

02/08/1995

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,000 per year).

2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.

2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.

3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens.(about 23,000 per year)

4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens.(about 65,000 per year)

Employment

Other Countries

China

El Salvador Guatemala Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1

AD

C

01/01/2012

C

01/01/2012

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD

C

03/01/2013

C

07/01/2008

C

C

FD

C

10/01/2013

N/A

02/01/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

04/15/2017

10/01/2014

04/15/2017

05/15/2005

04/15/2017

05/01/2013

FD

C

09/01/2015

N/A

04/22/2006

C

07/01/2014

Other Workers

AD

04/15/2017

07/15/2006

04/15/2017

05/15/2005

04/15/2017

05/01/2013

FD

C

06/01/2008

N/A

04/22/2006

C

07/01/2014

EB4

AD

C

C

07/15/2015

C  

07/15/2015

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

06/08/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

09/01/2014

N/A

C

C

C

1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers,outstanding prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)
5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

Appointments

  • Phone Consultations
  • Weekend/Evening Appointments
  • Out of State Services
  • VISA/MC/AE Accepted

We serve clients from all countries and walks of life from investors, professionals, skilled labourers, and people wishing to join their family members in the USA.

Contact Us

1-732-632-9888

Paul Szeto LLC.
190 State Route 27
No. Edison, NJ 08820 USA
info@szetolaw.com

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions:
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • California Bar (inactive)
Associations:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
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