August 2016 Visa Bulletin: EB1 China and India Cutoff Dates


In the August 2016 Visa Bulletin, as predicted, a cutoff date of 01/01/2010 has been imposed to EB1 China and India's for Final Action.  The good news is that they are expected to become current again in October.  
A cutoff date has also been imposed in the EB2 Other Countries, Mexico and Philippines, for the first time. 
Final Action dates advance moderately for India, Mexico and Other Countries.  Final Action dates for Philippines' EB2 and EB3 categories move forward significantly by 3 months. The Filing Date of Philippines' EB3 also advances 3 years.  

Most family categories' Final Action dates advance moderately. China and India's F1 move forward by 3 months; F2B move forward by 1 and 1/2 months. 


AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications



FAMILY
Other Countries

China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

05/22/2009

05/22/2009

05/22/2009

03/08/1995

03/22/2005

FD

01/01/2010

01/01/2010
01/01/2010
04/01/1995

12/22/2005

F2A
AD

11/15/2014

11/15/2014

11/15/2014

09/01/2014

11/15/2014

FD

11/22/2015

11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
11/22/2015
F2B
AD

01/08/2010
01/08/2010
01/08/2010
09/08/1995

09/15/2005

FD

02/08/2011

02/08/2011
02/08/2011
05/22/1996

02/01/2006

F3

AD

12/01/2004

12/01/2004

12/01/2004

10/22/1994

03/15/1994

FD

08/22/2005

08/22/2005
08/22/2005
05/01/1995

08/01/1995

F4

AD

09/15/2003

01/01/2003

01/01/2001

04/15/1997

02/01/1993

FD

06/15/2004

06/15/2004

05/01/2004

06/01/1998

07/15/1993


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
01/01/2010
C

01/01/2010
C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD
02/01/2014
01/01/2010

02/01/2014

11/15/2004
02/01/2014 02/01/2014
FD

C

06/01/2013

N/A

07/01/2009

C

C

      EB3
AD

03/15/2016

01/01/2010

03/15/2016

11/08/2004

03/15/2016

05/15/2009

FD

C

05/01/2015

N/A

07/01/2005

C

01/01/2013

    Other    Workers
AD

03/15/2016

01/01/2004

03/15/2016

11/08/2004

03/15/2016

05/15/2009

FD

C

08/01/2009

N/A

07/01/2005

C

01/01/2013

EB4
AD

C

C

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5
AD

C

02/15/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

05/01/2015

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.

Contact Us

1-732-632-9888

Paul Szeto LLC.
190 State Route 27
No. Edison, NJ 08820 USA
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