NewsFlash! Modest Advance of EB2 India in February Visa Bulletin

There are some small, yet pleasant surprises in the February 2015 Visa Bulletin, just released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Although the cutoff for employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India was expected to remain stagnant until the summer, it is now being moved forward by more than six months, to September 1, 2005. Meanwhile, EB2 China moves ahead six weeks, to March 15, 2010. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category also sees movement, with EB3 China advancing by six months, to September 1, 2011. EB3 India only moves ahead by one week, to December 22, 2003, but EB3 for all remaining countries of chargeability jumps ahead by seven months, to January 1, 2014.

The February 2015 Visa Bulletin also offers a number of predictions. Most notably, EB2 India is expected to move forward by four to six months each month in the near future, while EB2 China should advance by three to six weeks per month. EB3 India is only likely to see movement of up to two weeks per month in the coming months, but the DOS expects EB3 for all other countries to move forward rapidly.

MurthyDotCom will provide additional details and analysis regarding the latest visa bulletin in the near future.


Copyright © 2015, MURTHY LAW FIRM. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The information provided here is of a general nature and may not apply to any specific or particular circumstance. It is not to be construed as legal advice nor presumed indefinitely up to date.