Retrogression of EB-2 category for Indian Nationals by more than four years in latest visa bulletin
Immigrant priority dates are like taking a ticket at the grocery counter - applicants can only apply for adjustment of status to permanent residence (or for their immigrant visa overseas) once their priority date has been reached. The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for November 2014 is out and for Indian nationals seeking employment-based green cards in the second preference category, it is not good news. The priority date is now February 15, 2005, which has moved backwards by more than four years from what it was before. All employment first preference categories remain current, the employment-based second preference category for China has moved forward by 23 days to December 8, 2009 (all other nationalities are current for EB-2, with the exception of India), and the EB-3 (third employment-based preference) category for Indian nationals has advanced by seven days to November 22, 2003 while for Chinese nationals it has advanced by nine months to January 1, 2010. For all other nationals (including Mexico and the Philippines), the priority date for the EB-3 has moved ahead 244 days to June 1, 2012. For a complete listing of priority dates, including family-based cases, the visa bulletin can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-november-2014.html. If you have questions about the priority dates, please contact us at email@example.com.
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