Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The Department of State has just released the January 2013 Visa Bulletin.  

Overall, the news again was disappointing.  India EB-2 remained at September 1, 2004 for the third month.  Our projection that the India EB-2 number will move forward is looking wrong, although the basis for the projection is the same: earlier big movements tend to lead to later big movements.  

The Philippine EB-3 date was equally disappointing, remaining at August 15, 2006.

The good news category included news that the All Other and Philippine EB-2 date remained Current, and that All Other EB-3 jumped ahead two months.  As MU Law mentioned last month, we expect the Philippine EB-2 number to remain Current or near Current until Spring/Summer 2013, when it should become unavailable as it does most Summers.

January 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines
EB-2Current 08DEC0701SEP04Current


  1. Hi,Cris. What immigrant qualifies on the Other countries category on EB-3? Will naturalized EB3 applicant who acquire a western country citizenship qualify? Thanks.

  2. Will February 2013 vb move for eb3 Philippines?It seems like it's slowing down amidst predictions that it might move 2 to 4 weeks each time. Thanks


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