The Department of State has just released the November 2012 Visa Bulletin. The news was a mixed bag. For EB2s (except India and China) visa numbers are current, meaning that there is immediate visa eligibility for these applicants
The India EB-2 number has remained back to September 2004. MU still believes that this is a very conservative visa number and we would expect the number to move forward in the next few months. As a point of reference, the November 2010 Visa Bulletin was May 2006 and there simply cannot be that many EB-2 immigrant visas pending from 2004-2006, in spite of a likely uptick in EB-2 conversions from EB-3 priority dates. Applicants with India EB-2 priority dates from 2004-2006 have been able to apply for their Adjustments of Status without much impediment for two years. China EB-2 moved ahead by two months.
The EB-3 numbers continue their very slow progressions. These numbers are only noteworthy by their consistency. MU Law expects this trend to continue into the future.
|November 2012 Visa Bulletin|
|All Other Countries||China||India||Philippines|