May Visa Bulletin: Modest advancement in India EB-2, no movement in EB-3 categories

13 Apr 22

UNITED STATES

The priority-date cutoff will advance modestly in the India EB-2 category but remain the same in other key employment-based categories next month, according to the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin.

Final Action Dates: Key Movements

EB-1

  • All countries under EB-1 will remain current.

EB-2

  • China EB-2 will remain at March 1, 2019.
  • India EB-2 will advance almost two months to Sept. 1, 2013.
  • All other countries under EB-2 will remain current.

EB-3

  • China EB-3 will remain at March 22, 2018.
  • India EB-3 will remain at Jan. 15, 2012.
  • All other countries under EB-3 will remain current.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Current March. 1, 2019 Current Sept. 1, 2013 Current Current
EB-3 Current March 22, 2018 Current Jan. 15, 2012 Current Current

Dates for Filing: Key Movements

EB-1

  • All countries under EB-1 will remain current.

EB-2

  • China EB-2 will remain at April 1, 2019.
  • India EB-2 will advance three months to Dec. 1, 2014.
  • All other countries under EB-2 will remain current.

EB-3

  • China EB-3 will remain at April 1, 2018.
  • India EB-3 will remain at Jan. 22, 2012.
  • All other countries under EB-3 will remain current.

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Current April 1, 2019 Current Dec. 1, 2014 Current Current
EB-3 Current April 1, 2018 Current Jan. 22, 2012 Current Current

Additional Information: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will announce soon via a web posting whether it will use the Final Action Dates or Dates for Filing chart in May. BAL will update clients once USCIS posts this information.  
This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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