Thursday, April 11, 2013

MAY 2013 VISA BULLETIN

While the Senate is readying a first draft Comprehensive Immigration bill and rallies around the country are hoping to influence a new immigration system, the old immigration system continues.  The Department of State has just released the May 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This Visa Bulletin shows more of the same: minor progress from last month's Visa Bulletin, with one notable positive exception.

The big news was a five month improvement in All Other EB-3 to December 1, 2007.  The China EB-3 number also moved to December 1, 2007.  All Other, and Philippine EB-2 dates remained Current.  The Chinese EB-2 visa date moved almost forward by six weeks.

On the other hand, the Philippine EB-3 date was disappointing, moving just one week, to September 15, 2006.  Also disappointing was India EB-2, which remained at September 1, 2004 for the seventh month.  

As MU Law mentioned earlier, 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.

May 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines
EB-2Current15MAY0801SEP04Current
EB-301DEC0701DEC0722DEC0215SEP06

2 comments:

  1. I am RN with PD sep2006.whether i'll get GC or not if new immigration system comes. I am presently in usa with dependant visa.........

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  2. @Sanj- The new immigration bill is still being drafted. Once the bill is released, we will post an article on it.

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