Visa Bulletin for August 2013

Practice Areas

 

Today the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2013 came out. As predicted by our office two weeks ago (Click the link), the bulletin contains advancement in the cutoff date in the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) category for those born in India. The EB-2 India cutoff date, effective August 2013, advanced to January 1, 2008. This is good news due to the severely retrogressed September 1, 2004 cut-off date during the months of June and July. 

 

As a reminder, I-485 applicants can also avail themselves to the cross-chargeability provision based on their spouse’s country of birth. This would allow the applicants and derivatives to be able to use the earlier cutoff date based on their spouse’s country of birth.

 

Also, as predicted, the family-based, second preference “A” (FB-2A) category for spouses and children of lawful permanent residents (green card holders), will become current regardless of country of birth, effective August, 2013. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office. 

 

August Visa Bulletin

 

 

Family-Sponsored
All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01SEP06 01SEP06 01SEP06 01SEP93 01JAN01
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01DEC05 01DEC05 01DEC05 01FEB94 22DEC02
F3 08DEC02 08DEC02 08DEC02 01MAY93 01DEC92
F4 22JUN01 22JUN01 22JUN01 22SEP96 08JAN90

 

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08AUG08 01JAN08 C C
3rd 01JAN09 01JAN09 22JAN03 01JAN09 22OCT06
Other Workers 01JAN09 22MAR04 22JAN03 01JAN09 22OCT06
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/

Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

C C C C C

 

 

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