October 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

The Visa Bulletin for October 2013 shows minimal progress in the employment-based (EB) category. Priority dates for EB-3 Philippines advances to December 16, 2006 (2 weeks), EB-2 Mainland-Born advances to September 15, 2008 (5 weeks), while the rest remains the same.

On the other hand, after staying current for 2 months – August and September – the F2A category (Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents) now reflects a cut-off date of September 8, 2013.

The State Department notes that:

For October, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 01SEP13.  F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 01SEP13 and earlier than 08SEP13.  (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)

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Visa Bulletin for October 2013
View as Printer Friendly PDF. A. STATUTORY NUMBERS. 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and …

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