September 2017 Visa Bulletin: Slight Movement for EB2 and EB3 India

The September 2017 Visa Bulletin, which is the last visa bulletin of fiscal year 2017, was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) this morning. There was no movement in the dates for filing chart, and only a bit of progress in the final action (FA) chart.

The employment-based, second preference (EB2) cutoff date for India moves ahead by one month, to August 22, 2008. This is a bit surprising, in that Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), predicted no forward movement for EB2 India this month, and actually was concerned it may retrogress. EB2 China edges ahead by three weeks, to a May 15, 2013, cutoff date.

In the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, India’s cutoff date advances by three months, to October 15, 2006. EB3 China, on the other hand, holds steady at January 1, 2012.

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