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November 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-2 India Retrogressed (As Anticipated)

The State Department has released the November Visa Bulletin. As noted last month, EB-2 India retrogressed due to heavy demand. The current EB-2 cut-off date is now February 15, 2005, retrogressing from May 1, 2009 (a total of over 4

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October 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-2 India Retrogression Anticipated

The State Department released the October Visa Bulletin. EB-3 (excluding India and mainland China) advances by 6 months, while EB-3 mainland China advances by 5 months. The State Department also notes that: INDIA Employment-based Second Preference: Increased demand will require

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July 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-2 India Takes the Spotlight

Today, the State Department released the July Visa Bulletin, which brings good news for EB-2 India.  After 6 months of inactivity, cut-off dates for EB-2 India advanced by over 3.5 years, from November 15, 2004 to September 1, 2008.  #immigrationupdates

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June 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Where do we begin??

The June 2014 visa bulletin brings some very bad news for both Family-Based (FB) and Employment-Based (EB) categories. If there’s an award for “The Worst Visa Bulletin,” the June 2014 visa bulletin could easily steal the top spot. (Sigh). The

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May 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-3 Philippines Advances; F2A To Retrogress

May 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: EB-3 Philippines Advances; F2A To Retrogress The May 2014 Visa Bulletin shows continued movement in some of the employment-based (EB) category – EB-2 Mainland China, EB-3 India, and EB-3 Philippines, which has the most

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March 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Retrogression for F2A Mexico

The Visa Bulletin for March 2014 shows further advancement in the employment-based (EB) category. Cut-off dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China and Mexico advanced by three (3) months. While still no movement for India in the EB-2

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February 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Retrogression for F2B Mexico

The Visa Bulletin for February 2014 shows further advancement in the employment-based (EB) category. Cut-off dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China, Mexico, and the Philippines advanced by two (2) months, while still no movement in both EB-2

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January 2014 Visa Bulletin Is Out: Further Advancement for EB-3 (Most)

The Visa Bulletin for January 2014 shows another significant advancement in the EB-3 (employment-based) category. Following a 1-year jump forward in the December 2013 Visa Bulletin, priority dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China and Mexico, advance from

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December 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out: More Waiting for EB-2 India

The Visa Bulletin for December 2013 shows significant movements – both forward AND backward – in the employment-based (EB) category. Priority dates for EB-3 and "Other Workers", including Mainland China and Mexico, advances to October 1, 2011 (one year).  However,

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November 2013 Visa Bulletin Is Out

EB-3 priority dates, including China Mainland and Mexico, jumps 3 months forward to October 1, 2013; No movement for India and the Philippines. EMPLOYMENT-based Third Preference: China: Rapid forward movement of the cut-off date, as a result of there being

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