The Visa Bulletin for July 2013 shows continual movement forward for immigrant visas in the employment-based third preference (EB-3) category for all countries except India and the Philippines. There is a jump of four months for individuals in the third preference, all-chargeability classification, as well as for prospective immigrants chargeable to China and Mexico. This change will allow qualified individuals who have priority dates earlier than
Visa numbers for individuals chargeable to India continue to be oversubscribed in the employment-based second and third preference categories. The cut-off date on the Visa Bulletin for second preference (EB-2) immigrants chargeable to India will not move in July 2013; this date remains
We encourage employers and qualified green card applicants to monitor the Visa Bulletin each month. To be placed on the Department of State’s e-mail subscription list for the monthly Visa Bulletin, send an e-mail with the message “Subscribe Visa-Bulletin” to [email protected].
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of Mintz Levin’s Immigration Department for additional information regarding this development or any other immigration questions you may have.