NewsFlash! July 2012 Visa Bulletin: EB2 Cutoff Date for Rest of the World, Mexico, & Philippines

The U.S. Department of State has released the July 2012 Visa Bulletin. For the first time in many years, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category contains a cutoff date for the rest of the world, Mexico, and the Philippines. This cutoff date is January 1, 2009 and will be effective as of July 1, 2012. The establishment of an EB2 cutoff date for countries other than India and China was predicted in the June 2012 Visa Bulletin.

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