SEPTEMBER 2015 VISA BULLETIN
by Chris Musillo
The Department of State has just released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the final Visa Bulletin of the 2015 Fiscal Year. In mid-September the DOS will issue the first Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2016.
The bizarre retrogression of the Philippines EB-3 continues. Although the July Visa Bulletin showed that Philippine EB-3 was unavailable, and the August 2014 Visa Bulletin showed a June 1, 2004 priority date, this Visa Bulletin lists December 22, 2004. This means that there are a few available visas for this fiscal year. Please read our blog post from May 19 for deeper analysis on the state of the Philippine EB-3.
India EB-3 and China EB-3 also have priority dates of December 22, 2004.
All Other EB-3 is essentially current, with a date of August 15, 2015. This is great news for all EB-3s, other than Philippine, China, and India.
India EB-2 retrogressed to January 1, 2006, reflecting continued heavy demand in this category. As mentioned above, India EB-3 continued to move steadily. It is now at December 22, 2004.
China EB-2 also reflected heavy demand, retrogressing back to Jan 1, 2006.
Employment- Based All Other CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 1st C C C C C 2nd C 01JAN06 01JAN06 C C 3rd 15AUG15 22DEC04 22DEC04 15AUG15 22DEC04
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