February 2018 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China Advances 5 Months



For February, there are some advancements for the EB-2 and EB-3 categories.  Most significantly, EB-3 China moves forward by 5 months while EB-2 China advances by 7 weeks.  India's EB-2 and EB-3 move forward by 2 weeks and 1 month respectively.  It should be noted that the Filing Date for EB-2 China also advances by 1 year, which should help overseas applicants to start the processing a lot quicker.  

Advancement of China's EB-3 category is expected to continue and, hence, Chinese applicants with I-140 approvals under the EB-2 category should consider downgrading to take advantage of the situation.

There are some moderate advancements in the family-based categories.  Family 1st for Philippines moves up by 7 months in February. 


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

      Family

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

03/15/2011

03/15/2011

03/15/2011

05/01/1996

01/01/2005
FD

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

11/01/1996

10/01/2007

F2A

AD

03/01/2016
03/01/2016
03/01/2016
01/01/2016
02/01/2016
FD

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

F2B

AD

01/15/2011

01/15/2011
01/15/2011
08/15/1996
07/01/2006
FD

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

01/01/1997

09/01/2007

F3

AD

11/15/2005
11/15/2005
11/15/2005
06/15/1995

03/15/1995

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

10/01/1995

06/15/1995

F4

AD

07/22/2004

07/22/2004
01/08/2004
11/01/1997

09/01/1994

FD

11/15/2004

11/15/2004

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

         C

C

          C

C

C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

C

EB2

AD

 C

10/01/2013

C

  12/08/2008

C

C

FD

C

11/15/2014

C

02/08/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

09/15/2014

C

12/01/2006

C

03/01/2016

FD

C

01/01/2016
C

01/01/2008

C

08/01/2016

Other Workers

AD

C

02/01/2007

C

12/01/2006

C

03/01/2016

FD

C

06/01/2008

C

01/01/2008

C

08/01/2016

EB4

AD

C

C

12/01/2015

C

06/22/2016

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 February 2018:
- Certain Religious Workers for all countries.

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