EB2 and EB3 India Advance a Bit in February Visa Bulletin

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the February 2016 Visa Bulletin. Once again, there is no change in the dates for filing (DF) chart for the employment-based categories. But, there is some forward movement in the final action (FA) chart.

For India, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category moves ahead by six months on the FA chart, to August 1, 2008. The cutoff date for EB2 China advances by one month, to March 1, 2012. In the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, the India cutoff date sees a bit of movement, advancing by one month, to June 15, 2004. EB3 China moves ahead by three months, to October 1, 2012.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet indicated whether the cutoff dates in the DF chart may be used as a basis for filing an adjustment-of-status application in February. Watch for a more detailed overview of the February 2016 Visa Bulletin, which will be provided on MurthyDotCom in the near future.


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