March 2018 Visa Bulletin


In March's Visa Bulletin, EB-2 India advances 1 week only while EB-2 China moves forward by 2 months.  EB-3 India and EB-3 China moves forward by 1 month and 2 months respectfully.  EB-3 Philippines also moves forward by 2 months.  "Downgrading" from EB-2 to EB-3 continues to be a viable option for Chinese born applicants who wish to speed up their immigration process.  Family immigration categories advance very slowly.  Family 1st Philippines advances 2.5 months.
AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)  FD : Dates for Filing Applications

      Family

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

03/22/2011

03/22/2011

03/22/2011

07/22/1996

10/15/2005

FD

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

09/08/1997

10/01/2007

F2A

AD

03/22/2016

03/22/2016

03/22/2016

03/01/2016

03/22/2016

FD

05/01/2017

05/01/2017

05/01/2017

05/01/2017

05/01/2017

F2B

AD

03/01/2011

03/01/2011

03/01/2011

10/15/1996

09/08/2006

FD

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

01/01/1997

09/01/2007

F3

AD

12/15/2005

12/15/2005

12/15/2005

06/22/1995

03/22/1995

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

04/01/1997

06/15/1995

F4

AD

08/22/2004

08/22/2004

02/01/2004

11/15/1997

11/22/1994

FD

01/22/2005

01/22/2005

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

         C

C

          C

C

C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

C

EB2

AD

 C

12/08/2013

C

  12/15/2008

C

C

FD

C

02/01/2015

C

02/08/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

11/15/2014

C

01/01/2007

C

05/01/2016

FD

C

01/01/2016

C

01/01/2008

C

10/01/2016

Other Workers

AD

C

03/01/2007

C

01/01/2007

C

05/01/2016

FD

C

06/01/2008

C

01/01/2008

C

10/01/2016

EB4

AD

C

C

12/01/2015

C

07/01/2016

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)

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