May 2017 Visa Bulletin



In the May 2017 Visa Bulletin, there are small to moderate movements in the employment categories. EB-3 China moves forward by about 6 weeks while EB-3 India only tiptoes forward by 1 day.  EB-3 Philippines has 3.5 months of advancement to 01/01/2013.  EB-2 India remains at 06/22/2008; EB-2 China advances 3 weeks. 

There are moderate movements in the family visa categories.  FB-1 for Other Countries, China, India  advance 7 weeks to 12/08/2010.   F2A for Other Countries, China, India and Philippines advance 5 weeks. 


There are also some nice movements in the application filing date charts.  However, only overseas applicants will benefit from these movements.  USCIS has decided that it will not adopt the filing date charts for applicants applying for adjustment of status in the U.S. for the month of May. 
AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)
FD : Dates for Filing Applications
FAMILY

Other Countries

China
India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

12/08/2010
12/08/2010
12/08/2010
06/15/1995
02/01/2006
FD

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

04/01/1996
09/08/2007
F2A
AD

07/15/2015
07/15/2015
07/15/2015
06/22/2015
07/15/2015
FD

04/08/2016
04/08/2016
04/08/2016
04/08/2016
04/08/2016
F2B
AD

10/01/2010

10/01/2010

10/01/2010

02/01/1996
08/01/2006
FD

09/1/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

08/08/1996

07/22/2007

F3

AD

06/15/2005
06/15/2005
06/15/2005
01/22/1995
09/22/1994

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

05/01/1995

02/01/1995

F4

AD

05/08/2004
05/08/2004
09/08/2003
07/01/1997

10/15/1993

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

C

C

C

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A
C

C

C

EB2

AD

C

02/08/2013
C

06/22/2008
C

C

FD

C

10/01/2013

N/A
02/01/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

03/15/2017
10/01/2014
03/15/2017
03/25/2005

03/15/2017
01/01/2013
FD

C

09/01/2015
N/A
04/22/2006
C

07/01/2014
Other Workers
AD

03/15/2017
03/08/2006
03/15/2017
03/25/2005

03/15/2017
01/01/2013
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

06/01/2014

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)

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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.

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Paul Szeto LLC.
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