April 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the April 2014 Visa Bulletin. As expected, there was little in the way of movement in this month's visa bulletin.

Family-Based, Second Preference "A" (FB2A)

The FB2A category applies to spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of U.S. lawful permanent residents (LPRs or "green card" holders). This category remains stagnant, with a cutoff date of September 8, 2013 for all countries of chargeability, except Mexico. The cutoff date for FB2A Mexico holds steady at April 15, 2012.

Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2)

The EB2 category remains current for all countries of chargeability, with the exception of the oversubscribed countries, India and China. India's cutoff date fails to advance, yet again, remaining at November 15, 2004. China's cutoff date advances slightly to March 8, 2009.

Employment-Based, Third Preference (EB3)

The EB3 category continues to be relatively favorable for all countries of chargeability, with the exception of India and, to a lesser extent, the Philippines. The cutoff date for all counties of chargeability, except India and the Philippines, advances by a month to October 1, 2012. The cutoff date for the Philippines moves forward by 6 weeks to June 15, 2007. EB3 India remains unchanged, with a cutoff date of September 15, 2003.

Other Workers Category

The cutoff dates for EB3 other workers match the general EB3 cutoff dates.

Conclusion

The contents of the April 2014 Visa Bulletin are in line with the predictions provided in last month's visa bulletin. MurthyDotCom will continue to closely track developments related to the monthly visa bulletin.

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