Thursday, November 8, 2012

DECEMBER 2012 VISA BULLETIN

The Department of State has just released the December 2012 Visa Bulletin.  

Overall, the news was disappointing.  India EB-2 remained at September 1, 2004.  MU Law expects the India EB-2 number to move forward, although we are surprised that the progression did not happen with this Visa Bulletin.  The Philippine EB-3 date was equally disappointing, progressing by only one week.

On the bright side, the All Other and Philippine EB-2 date remained Current.  We expect this number to remain Current or near Current until Spring/Summer 2013, when it should become unavailable as it does most Summers.


December 2012 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines
EB-2Current 22OCT0701SEP04Current
EB-322DEC0601JUL0601NOV0215AUG06




5 comments:

  1. Chris,what do you think is the reason why EB3 Phils. is moving so slow this past 3 months now. All of the other countries are advancing at the average of 1 month but it seems that EB3 Phils. was being left behind. Do you think it will continue all throughout the 2013 fiscal year? thanks!

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  2. f I had to guess it is because there are an abundance of Phils EB3 cases in with PDs from 2006-07 because of the expiration of the EX visa, which prioritized RN and PTs. When the EX visa expired it left many petitions still in the queue.

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  3. It may be disappointing but on the brighter side, with the slow movement in the visa bulletin, we can sign a contract with other countries abroad that are typically 2-3 years in length, so the longer the better. You might even qualify for citizenship with such countries if the trend continues.

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  5. is it possible to move from EB3 to EB2 if the Job description does not require it (Medical Technologist? though I have all the requirement to qualify for EB2

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