July 2017 Visa Bulletin: EB3 India Advances, EB3 China Retrogresses

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin. In the final action (FA) chart, the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category remains unchanged from the previous month, with India and China stuck with cutoff dates of January 1, 2012. In the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category, the cutoff dates for India and China both advance by three weeks, to July 22, 2008 and March 22, 2013 respectively.

More significantly, in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, the cutoff date for India moves ahead by nine months, to February 15, 2006. EB3 China, on the other hand, retrogresses by nearly three years, to January 1, 2012.

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