April 2018 Visa Bulletin: EB-1 Retrogresses / EB-3 Advances


In April 2018's Visa Bulletin, there are several major movements:

1) EB-1 China and India retrogressed more than six (6) years to January 1, 2012 from being "current".  
2) EB-2 China advances 9 months to August 1, 2014.
3) EB-3 China advances 6.5 months to June 1, 2015.
4) EB-3 India advances 13 months to February 1, 2008.
5) EB-3 Philippines advances 8 months to January 1, 2017.
6) EB-4 Religious Workers become unavailable for all countries.
7) EB-5 Regional Center (I5 and R5) become unavailable for all countries.

AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)  FD : Dates for Filing Applications
      Family

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

04/08/2011

04/08/2011

04/08/2011

09/08/1996

01/01/2006

FD

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

01/15/1998
10/01/2007

F2A

AD

05/01/2016

05/01/2016

05/01/2016

04/01/2016

05/01/2016

FD

09/22/2017

09/22/2017

09/22/2017

09/22/2017

09/22/2017

F2B

AD

04/08/2011

04/08/2011

04/08/2011

11/01/1996

11/01/2006

FD

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

01/01/1997

09/01/2007

F3

AD

01/08/2006
01/08/2006
01/08/2006
07/08/1995
03/22/1995

FD

09/01/2006
09/01/2006
09/01/2006
12/15/1997
06/15/1995

F4

AD

09/15/2004

09/15/2004

02/15/2004

12/08/1997

12/15/1994

FD

03/08/2005

03/08/2005

06/22/2004

02/08/1998

03/01/1995

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 Counties

China

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1


AD


C
      01/01/2012


C

          01/01/2012


C


C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

C

EB2

AD

 C

08/01/2014

C

  12/22/2008

C

C

FD

C

02/01/2015

C

02/08/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

06/01/2015
C

02/01/2008
C

01/01/2017
FD

C

01/01/2016

C

04/01/2008

C

07/01/2017
Other Workers

AD

C

04/01/2007

C

02/01/2008
C

01/01/2017
FD

C

06/01/2008

C

04/01/2008

C

07/01/2017
EB4

AD

C

C

12/15/2015

C

08/08/2016

C

FD

C

C

04/15/2016

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

07/22/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

09/01/2014

C

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)
Notes:  The following two categories (not listed above) have become "unavailable" in April 2018:- Certain Religious Workers for all countries.- 5th Regional Center (I5 and R5)

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