Monday, November 11, 2013


The Department of State has just released the December 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This is the third Visa Bulletin of the 2014 US Fiscal Year, which began on October 1, 2013.  

The All Other Countries EB-3 date jumped a full year to October 1, 2011.  The Chinese EB-2 and EB-3 continued to be flipped: the Chinese EB-2 is worse than the Chinese EB-3.  Chinese nationals who are BE-2 may be able to file an EB-3.  Chinese EB-3s should check with their attorneys to effect this change.

Unfortunately the Philippine EB-2 and EB-3 barely moved.   Philippine EB-3 did get into 2007.India EB-3 actually retrogressed further back a few weeks. India EB-2 dropped all the way back to Nov 15, 2004. 

The Visa Bulletin contained these projections for the next few months: 

Visa Availability in the next coming months.

Employment First:  Current

Employment Second:
Worldwide:  Current
China:  Three to five weeks 
India:  No forward movement

Employment Third:
Worldwide:  This cut-off date has been advanced extremely rapidly during the past seven months in an effort to generate new demand.  As the rate of applicants who are able to have action on their cases finalized increases, it could have a significant impact on the cut-off date situation.  The rapid forward movement of this cut-off date should not be expected to continue beyond February.
China:        Expected to remain at the worldwide date
India:        No forward movement
Mexico:       Expected to remain at the worldwide date
Philippines:  Three to six weeks

Here is this month's complete chart:

December 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines


  1. Unfortunately yes - it retrogressed to Sept 1, 2003. It was Sept 22, 2003 in the November Visa Bulletin.

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