In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2012, the EB-2 priority dates advanced to 01 January, 2012 from 01 January, 2009 in September 2012 Visa Bulletin, in respect of all countries other than India and mainland China. The EB-2 priority date for India and mainland China stood at 09/01/04 and 07/15/07 respectively. Meanwhile, the EB-1 numbers continue to remain current for all countries.
In the EB-3 category, the priority dates for professionals and skilled workers remained at 08/01/06 in respect of Philippines, but advanced from 12/15/05 to 02/08/06 in respect of China; from 10/08/02 to 10/15/02 in respect of India; and from 10/01/06 to 10/22/06 in respect of all other countries.
In the EB-3 Other Workers category, the priority dates remained at 06/22/03 in respect of China, and 08/01/06 in respect of Philippines, but advanced from 10/08/02 to 10/15/02 in respect of India and from 10/01/06 to 10/22/06 in respect of all other countries.
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