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EB2 Immigrant Visa Cutoff Dates for India and China
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As per the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2008, cut-off dates for the employment-based second preference (EB-2) category for India and China will advance more than two years, to June 1, 2006. Also in August, the employment-based third preference (EB-3) subcategory for "other workers" will become unavailable worldwide, but is expected to resume availability with a January 1, 2003 cut-off date in October of this year. All the other employment-based immigrant visa categories will remain unchanged in August, 2008.

For August 2008, the cut-off dates for the first three employment-based preference Visa categories will be as follows:

EB-1: Current for all countries.
EB-2: June 1, 2006 (China and India); all other countries current.
EB-3: Skilled Workers and Professionals: Unavailable.
EB-3: Other Workers: Unavailable.

The Visa Bulletin is DOS's forecast of green card availability for the coming month. Each month, DOS sets a cut-off date for each immigrant visa category. A foreign national whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date for a particular category is eligible to apply for the Adjustment of Status or an immigrant visa in that particular month. If the DOS designates a category as "current," any foreign national eligible for the category may apply for Adjustment of Status or an immigrant visa. If a category is designated as "unavailable," the annual quota of immigrant visas has been met and immigrant visas are no longer available in that category. It is noteworthy that these categories may become unavailable in the middle of a month.

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