Employment-Based Cut-Off Date for China EB-2 and EB-3

Employment-Based Cut-Off Date for China EB-2 and EB-3
March 20, 2014

The priority date cut-off for China EB-3 continues significantly ahead of that for EB-2, which makes EB-3 unusually more favorable than EB-2.  The below chart shows visa cut-off dates for EB-2 and EB-3 for China as of April, 2014:

 

April 2014 Priority Date Cut-Off

 

EB-2: 03/08/2009

EB-3: 10/01/2012

 

This pattern is unusual and it is unclear how much longer EB-3 classification will be more favorable than EB-2 for those born in China.  Therefore, the suitability of re-filing an I-140 to request EB-3 classification is difficult to predict.