NewsFlash! FY13 Employment-Based Visa Number Limits Reached

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has confirmed earlier rumors that the employment-based (EB) visa numbers available for fiscal year 2013 (FY13) been exhausted. This is not uncommon, as FY13 ends on September 30. Thus, DOS seeks to allocate visa numbers in a manner that will allow for full utilization by that date.

The USCIS continues to accept EB I-485 applications based upon the current month’s visa bulletin. Pending I-485 cases will continue to be processed, but cannot be approved prior to additional visa numbers becoming available for FY14 on October 1, 2013.

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