November Visa Bulletin: True Advancement for EB-2

November Visa Bulletin: True Advancement for EB-2
October 5, 2011

The cut-off dates for EB-2 China and India advanced 3.5 months from the October Visa Bulletin, to November 1, 2007.  EB-3 dates moved much more modestly: 1 week for EB-3 India and 2 weeks for all other EB-3 countries of chargeability.

 

The EB-2 advancement for November is particularly significant because it marks the first time the cut-off date has moved beyond July 2007.  This is significant because back in July 2007, the Visa Bulletin made everyone current regardless of EB category and countries of birth.  After July 2007, the VB retrogressed severely and for the past 4 plus years, the VB has merely been returning to where the cut-off dates were in July 2007.  EB-3 applicants continue to face a long wait before they return to where they were in July 2007.

 

Related Article: Changing Lanes: Moving from EB-3 to EB-2

 

Employment- Based

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01NOV07

01NOV07

C

C

3rd

22DEC05

22AUG04

22JUL02

22DEC05

22DEC05

Other Workers*

15NOV05

22APR03

15JUN02

15NOV05

15NOV05

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

5th    
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

C

C

C

C

C