April 2017 Visa Bulletin Reflects Continued Forward Progress for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2017, which reflects similar levels and areas of advancement as reported in our March 2017 Visa Bulletin Update. The most notable advancement continues to be moderate forward progress in the “final...

March 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Moderate Advancement for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for March 2017, showing minor advancement in the EB-2 preference category for nationals of China and India. The EB-3 category shows no advancement for applicants born in India, moderate advancement in t...

February 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Slight Advancement for EB-2 China and Entire EB-3 Category

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for February 2017, reporting slight advancement in the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and for the entire EB-3 category. The final action dates for other employment based...

January 2017 Visa Bulletin Shows Minor Advancement for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 China and Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for January 2017, reporting minor advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for EB-2 applicants born in China and India and for EB-3 applicants born in China and the Philippines. The final action...

Visa Bulletin Advances Slightly; USCIS Continues to Allow Earlier Filing Dates

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2016, reporting slight advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has again announced that...

October 2016 Visa Bulletin – Update – USCIS Allows Earlier Filing Dates

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has recently announced that individuals may use the “Dates for Filing” of certain employment based visa applications listed in the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for October 2016. This means that individuals under...

October 2016 Visa Bulletin Shows Significant Forward Progress and Cutoff Dates Eliminated for EB-1 China and India, EB-2 “All Other”

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2016, reporting significant advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories. As expected, the substantial forward progress in immigrant visa...

July 2016 Visa Bulletin Shows Little or No Advancement for Most Categories

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2016, reporting little or no advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories experiencing a backlog. The largest progression in the “final action...

June 2016 Visa Bulletin – Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India and EB-2 and EB-3 China

The U.S. Department of State recently published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2016, reporting significant “retrogression” in the “final action cutoff dates” for applicants in the EB-2 India and EB-2 and EB-3 China employment-based categories. Other categories show either no...

May 2016 Visa Bulletin Shows Little or No Advancement for Most Categories

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) recently published Monthly Visa Bulletin for May 2016 reports little or no advancement to the “final action cutoff date” for applicants in most employment-based categories experiencing a backlog. The largest progression in the “final action...
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