October 2016 Visa Bulletin: China and India EB2 / EB3 Advance


In the October Visa Bulletin, there is positive development in the employment-based (EB) categories. As previously predicted, EB1 has become current again for all countries including India and China.  EB2 is current for all countries exception India and China.  EB2 India advances two years to 01/15/2007.  EB2 China moves forward by 25 1/2 months to 02/15/2012! EB3 China leaped forward by three years to 01/22/2013 while EB2 India advances two weeks to 03/01/2005.  

All countries’ F1, F2, F3 only have a small step forward, mostly in half a month to one month. F4 Chinese move forward four months. The F4 India has a significant advance from 1/1/2001 to 12/1/2002 which is 2 years.

AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications

FAMILY

Other Countries

China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

09/22/2009

09/22/2009

09/22/2009

04/01/1995

08/01/2005

FD

01/01/2011

01/01/2011

01/01/2011

06/01/1995

05/01/2006

F2A

AD

12/22/2014

12/22/2014

12/22/2014

12/01/2014

12/22/2014

FD

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

F2B

AD

03/15/2010

03/15/2010

03/15/2010

10/01/1995

01/01/2006

FD

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

06/01/1996

02/01/2007

F3

AD

12/22/2004

12/22/2004

12/22/2004

11/22/1994

07/08/1994

FD

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

05/01/1995

01/01/1995

F4

AD

11/01/2003

05/01/2003

12/01/2002

05/01/1997

04/15/1993

FD

07/01/2004

07/01/2004

05/01/2004

12/01/1997

04/01/1994


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

C

C

C

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD

C

02/15/2012

C

01/15/2007

C

C

FD

C

03/01/2013

N/A

04/22/2009

C

C

            EB3

AD

06/01/2016

01/22/2013

06/01/2016

03/01/2005

06/01/2016

12/01/2010

FD

C

05/01/2014

N/A

07/01/2005

C

09/01/2013

    Other    Workers

AD

06/01/2016

01/01/2005

06/01/2016

03/01/2005

06/01/2016

12/01/2010

FD

C

08/01/2009

N/A

07/01/2005

C

09/01/2013

EB4

AD

C

C

06/15/2015

C

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

02/22/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

06/15/2014

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)

USCIS’ decision for September as below:

For Family-Sponsored Filings:

You can use the Filing Application Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2016.

For Employment-Based Filings:

You can use the Filing Application Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2016.

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