Monday, June 10, 2013


The Department of State has just released the July 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This is the first of the three fiscal-year fourth quarter Visa Bulletins.  The US Fiscal Year ends on September 30, 2013.

This Visa Bulletin continue to show steady progress in the EB-3 numbers for All Other and China.  We are now into 2009 for both categories.  

India's EB-3 remained in January 2003. India EB-2 remained frozen at September 2004.  The Philippines EB-3 modestly improved to October 2006.

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.

July 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines


  1. I notice they say they don't expect numbers for worldwide EB3 to move much over next 3 months do you think that will be the case?
    Also when my priority date becomes current do you hear from them promptly or a bit before they update the visa bulletin or do you contact them?

  2. @Lanyu- Unfortunately I do not expect EB3 dates to move much. We generally hear from NVC within 30 days of the progression.


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