September 2017 Visa Bulletin: Employment Categories Advance / Family 1st Went Backward

For September, several employment visa categories advance:  EB-2 China advances 3 weeks; EB-2 India advances 1 month; EB-2 Mexico, Philippines and Other Countries advance 8 months!  EB-3 India moves forward by 3 months; EB-3 Philippines advances 5 months.

For Family 1st (unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens), China, India and Other Countries retrogress by more than 7 months to May 1, 2010, while Philippines advances 2.5 months.

This is the last Visa Bulletin of the fiscal year.  In October, a new batch of visa numbers will be available.  It is expected that certain EB-2 categories (Mexico, Philippines and Other Countries) will become current again.

AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications
      Family

Other Coountries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

05/01/2010
05/01/2010
05/01/2010
02/01/1996

01/01/2007

FD

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

07/22/2011

04/01/1996

09/08/2007

F2A

AD

10/01/2015
10/01/2015

10/01/2015
09/22/2015
10/01/2015

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

01/01/2007

FD

09/01/2011

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

02/15/1995

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

05/01/1995
03/01/1995
F4

AD
01/01/2002
01/01/2002/

01/01/2002

09/15/1997

06/01/1994

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

01/01/2016

05/15/2013

01/01/2016
  08/22/2008
01/01/2016

01/01/2016

FD

C

10/01/2013

N/A

02/01/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

01/01/2012

C

10/15/2006

C

11/01/2015

FD

C

09/01/2015

N/A

01/01/2007

C

01/01/2016

Other Workers

AD

C

01/01/2004

C

10/15/2006

C

11/01/2015

FD

C

06/01/2008

N/A

01/01/2007

C

01/01/2016

EB4

AD

C

C

10/22/2015

10/22/2015

10/22/2015

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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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.

Contact Us

1-732-632-9888

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