June 2017 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India and China Retrogress

The June 2017 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) this afternoon. For the month of June, there is no movement in the dates for filing (DF) chart. In the final action (FA) chart, the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category for India and China retrogresses to a January 1, 2012 cutoff date. This category will return to being current for both countries on October 1, 2017, which is the first day of fiscal year 2018 (FY18).

In the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category, the cutoff date for India advances only by one week, to July 1, 2008. EB2 China advances by a few weeks, to March 1, 2013. In the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, India’s cutoff date moves ahead by more than one month, to May 15, 2005, while EB3 China holds steady at October 1, 2014.

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