March 2013 Visa Bulletin: EB Advances for China, Remains Slow for India

The March 2013 Visa Bulletin recently released
by the U.S. Department State brings little surprises.  On the employment
side, India continues to have slow (EB-3) or no (EB-2) movement, as a result of
persistent high usage of employment-based immigration visas by the USCIS.
 This is consistent with the predictions made by office of Visa
Control and Reporting Division at the State Department.
  The State Department predicts that this situation will
likely to last for a few more months. China, on the other hand, advances
four (4) and nine (9) weeks in the EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based categories
respectively. 

Most family-sponsored categories continue to
move forward.  Significantly, the Philippines moves forward by seven (7)
months to October 15, 1998 in the F-1 (unmarried adult children of U.S.
citizen) category;  China, India, and the "Other Countries"
advance six (6) weeks to March 1, 2005 in the F-2B visa category (unmarried
adult children of U.S. lawful residents).  The State Department predicts
that moderate forward movements will continue on the family side.  

Family 

Other Countries

CHINA

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

F1

15FEB06

15FEB06

15FEB06

22JUL93

15OCT98

F2A

22NOV10

22NOV10

22NOV10

15NOV10

22NOV10

F2B

01MAR05

01MAR05

01MAR05

15JAN93

08JUN02

F3

15JUL02

15JUL02

15JUL02

15MAR93

15SEP92

F4

22APR01

22APR01

22APR01

15AUG96

15JUL89

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

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

15FEB08

01SEP04

C

C

3rd

01MAY07

22JAN07

22NOV02

01MAY07

01SEP06

Other Workers

01MAY07

01JUL03

22NOV02

01MAY07

01SEP06

4th

C

C

C

C

C

5th

C

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)

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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.

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1-732-632-9888

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