August 2017 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 Cutoff for All Countries; EB-3 India Advances 5 Months

In the August Visa Bulletin, EB-2 is no longer current for Mexico, Philippines and Other Countries.
These visa categories all retrogress to April 1, 2015.  This development was predicted previously by the State Department.

Since these categories will remain current before 08/01/2017, eligible applicants should submit their I-485 applications to adjust status immediately.

On the other hand, EB-3 India moves forward by 5 months to July 15, 2005.  There are no movements for EB-2 India and EB-3 China.

Family immigration categories have some moderate forward movements.  Please see the charts below for more information.
AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications
      Family

Other Coountries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

12/22/2010

12/22/2010

12/22/2010

02/01/1996

10/15/2006

FD

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

04/01/1996

09/08/2007

F2A

AD

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

09/01/2015

09/22/2015

FD

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

04/08/2016

F2B

AD

11/01/2010

11/01/2010

11/01/2010

07/01/1996

12/08/2006

FD

09/1/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

08/08/1996

07/22/2007

F3

AD

07/08/2005

07/08/2005

07/08/2005

04/08/1995

01/22/1995

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

05/01/1995

02/01/1995

F4

AD

05/08/2004

05/08/2004

09/22/2003

09/15/1997

04/08/1994

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 Counties

China

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1

AD

C

01/01/2012

C

01/01/2012

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD

04/01/2015

04/22/2013

04/01/2015

07/22/2008

04/01/2015

04/01/2015

FD

C

10/01/2013

N/A

02/01/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

01/01/2012

C

07/15/2006

C

06/01/2015

FD

C

09/01/2015

N/A

01/01/2007

C

01/01/2016

Other Workers

AD

C

01/01/2004

C

07/15/2006

C

06/01/2015

FD

C

06/01/2008

N/A

01/01/2007

C

01/01/2016

EB4

AD

C

C

09/15/2015

09/15/2015

09/15/2015

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

06/15/2014

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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Bar Admissions:
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