As expected, increased demand in EB-2 category for India required the retrogression of the cut-off date from May 1, 2005 to February 15, 2005. In contrast, potential visa availability is expected for other employment-based categories in the upcoming months.
For example, EB-2 China’s cut-off date is expected to have a 3-5 week forward movement. EB-3 China, with a cut-off date of January 1, 2010 is expected to have a rapid forward movement. The rapid advance of the cut-off date may result in a significant increase in demand for visas. Meanwhile, EB-3 India has little movement at all. Lastly, EB-3 Philippines is currently at the worldwide cut-off date of June 1, 2012, but increased demand may require “corrective” action later in the fiscal year.
For more information on the November 2014 Visa Bulletin, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-november-2014.html
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