In the recently published U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin for December 2012, the EB-2 priority dates remained current in respect of all countries other than India and mainland China. The EB-2 priority date for India remained at 09/01/04, even as it advanced from 09/01/07 to 10/22/07 in respect of mainland China. Meanwhile, the EB-1, EB-4 and EB-5 numbers continue to remain current for all countries.
In the EB-3 category, the priority dates for professionals and skilled workers advanced from 04/15/06 to 07/01/06 in respect of China; from 10/22/02 to 11/01/02 in respect of India; from 08/08/06 to 08/15/06 in respect of Philippines, and from 11/22/06 to 12/22/06 in respect of all other countries.
In the EB-3 Other Workers category, the priority dates remained 07/01/03 in respect of China, but advanced from 10/22/02 to 11/01/02 in respect of India, from 08/08/06 to 08/15/06 in respect of Philippines, and from 11/22/06 to 12/22/06 in respect of all other countries.
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