The U.S. State Department’s June 2014 Visa Bulletin shows a substantial retrogression for China and worldwide in the employment-based third-preference (EB-3) category. For China, the EB-3 priority cut-off date in June 2014 will drop to Oct. 1, 2006, a regression of six years. The worldwide and Mexico EB-3 cut-off date will be April 1, 2011, a rollback of approximately one and one-half years. The EB-3 category for the Philippines will advance two months to Jan. 1, 2008 (from Nov. 1, 2007) and the EB-3 category for India will advance fifteen days to Oct. 15, 2003.

The EB-1 category for all countries will remain current. In the EB-2 category, the priority date for China will advance slightly by approximately one month to May 22, 2009 (from April 15, 2009). The EB-2 category for India will remain unchanged at Nov. 15, 2004. All other countries will remain current in the EB-2 category.

Summary of June 2014 Visa Bulletin Priority Date Cutoffs:

Category China India  Mexico Philippines All Other Areas
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 22-MAY-09 15-NOV-04 Current Current Current
EB-3 01-OCT-06 15-OCT-03 01-APR-11 01-JAN-08 01-APR-11
Other Workers 01-JAN-03 15-OCT-03 01-APR-11 01-JAN-08 01-APR-11

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