October Visa Bulletin: EB-3 China and Worldwide to advance; EB-2 India remains unchanged

9 Sep 14


The U.S. State Department has released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin.

The priority dates for nationals of China in the EB-3 (employment-based third preference) category will advance moderately by five months to April 1, 2009. EB-3 priority dates will also advance by five months for workers from Mexico and the Philippines to Oct. 1, 2011 (from April 1, 2011 for both countries), and the priority dates will show a one-week advancement for EB-3 India from Nov. 8, 2003 to Nov. 15, 2003. EB-3 priority dates worldwide will advance by six months to Oct. 1, 2011.

Priority dates will advance slightly for China in the EB-2 category to Nov. 15, 2009 (from Oct. 8, 2009). EB-2 India will remain constant at May 1, 2009. All other countries will continue to be current in the EB-2 category.

The EB-1 category will remain current across all countries.

Current across all countries

China: Nov. 15, 2009
India: May 1, 2009
All other countries: Current 

China: April 1, 2009
India: Nov. 15, 2003
Mexico: Oct. 1, 2011
Philippines: Oct. 1, 2011
All other countries: Oct. 1, 2011

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