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DOS Released the Visa Bulletin for October 2010, the First Bulletin for the Fiscal Year
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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Visa Bulletin for October 2010, which is the first Visa Bulletin for the fiscal year 2011.
The cut-off dates for the employment-based categories are as follows.

The cut-off dates for the employment-based categories are as follows.

Employment Based-Preference Categories Cut-off Dates
Current for all countries.
EB-2

India: Remains unchanged at May 8, 2006.
China: Moves forward by two weeks to May 22, 2006.
All other countries: Current for all countries except India and China.

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers

India: Moves forward by two weeks to January 15, 2002.
China: Moves forward by three weeks to November 8, 2003.
Mexico: Becomes available at April 22, 2001.
Philippines: Moves forward by three weeks to January 8, 2005.
All other countries: Moves forward by three weeks to January 8, 2005.

EB-3 Other Workers

India: Moves forward by two weeks to January 15, 2002.
Mexico:
Becomes available at April 22, 2001.
All other countries: Remains unchanged at March 22, 2003.

EB-4 Current for all countries.
EB-5 Current for all countries.

The cut-off dates for the family-based categories are as follows.

Family Based-Preference Categories Cut-off Dates
Family First Preference
Current for all countries.
Family Second Preference - A

India: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2010.
China: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2010.
Philippines: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2010.
Mexico: Moves forward by one year to January 1, 2010.
All other countries: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2010.

Family Second Preference - B

India: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2005.
China: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2005.
Mexico: Moves forward by one week to June 22, 1992.
All other countries: Moves forward by four months to April 1, 2005.



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