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Visa Bulletin November 2015: Significant Advancement For EB-2 India
October 12, 2015
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin November 2015 shows significant advancement in EB-2 India, along with marginal advancement in EB-2 China, EB-3 China, EB-3 India and EB-3 Philippines. No changes were seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories.
Form I-140 Filing Address Has Changed For Certain Petitions
October 8, 2015
USCIS has announced that it is changing the Form I-140 filing address for certain Form I-140 petitions. Starting October 19, 2015, certain Form I-140 petitions with a worksite location in MD, NJ, NY or PA, must be filed with the Nebraska Service Center.
Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications: USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication
September 29, 2015
USCIS has announced that it has suspended final adjudication of employment-based adjustment of status applications till September 30, 2015. This suspension follows a DOS report that the statutory cap for the employment-based preference categories for FY 2015 has been reached. USCIS will resume final adjudication of employment based adjustment applications beginning October 1, 2015, when visa numbers become available again.
Visa Bulletin October 2015: DOS Revises EB-2 India and China Application Filing Dates
September 29, 2015
DOS has published an updated October 2015 Visa Bulletin that supersedes the earlier Bulletin originally published on September 9, 2015. DOS has revised the “Dates for Filing Applications” chart for some categories in the Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based preferences. USCIS will follow this revised chart to determine whether an applicant is eligible to file an application for adjustment of status.
October 2015 Visa Bulletin: Revised Format Enables Early Filings
September 22, 2015
In a significant development, starting with the October 2015 Visa Bulletin, DOS will publish two separate charts for the employment based and family based visa preference categories. In addition to the traditional chart that has been seen on all previous Visa Bulletins, a new chart prescribing the earliest dates that applicants may be able to apply for an immigrant visa will also be published every month.
Visa Bulletin September 2015: EB2 China and EB2 India Retrogresses Significantly
August 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin September 2015 shows that the priority dates for EB-3 China and EB-3 India have advanced. A significant retrogression was witnessed in EB-2 China and EB-2 India cut-off dates, with the priority date retrogressing by nearly 8 years for China and more than 2 years for India.
Visa Bulletin August 2015: EB2 China, EB3 India Advances; EB3 China Retrogresses
July 21, 2015
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin August 2015 shows that the priority dates for EB-2 China and EB-3 India have advanced. A significant retrogression was witnessed in EB-3 China cut-off dates, with the priority date retrogressing by nearly 7 years.
July 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 Priority Date Advances for China, Remains Stagnant for India
June 11, 2015
In the recently published U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for July 2015, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to China. The EB-3 priority dates became unavailable in respect to Philippines and advanced for all other countries except China.
June 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 Priority Dates Continue to Advance for India and China
May 19, 2015
In the recently published U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for June 2015, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to India and China. The EB-3 priority dates retrogressed from 7/1/2007 to 1/1/2005 in respect to Philippines and advanced for all other countries.
May 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 Priority Date Advances for India and China
April 16, 2015
In the recently published U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for May 2015, the EB-2 priority dates advanced in respect to India and China. The EB-3 priority dates retrogressed from 10/1/2014 to 7/1/2007 in respect to Philippines and advanced for all other countries.

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