Wednesday, May 18, 2016


AILA recently published its May “Check-In with Charlie”.  The Check-In is a Q&A with the Department of State’s Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division.  Charlie is ultimately the person responsible for the publication of each month’s Visa Bulletin.  This month’s Check-In provided these insights into the Visa Bulletin for Beneficiaries of the most common employment-based immigrant visas.

India.  The EB-2 date will only advance slowly for the remainder of the US Fiscal Year, i.e. until October 1, 2016.  The EB-3 date will also move slowly for the rest of this fiscal year.

China. EB-2 China has a more favorable date than EB-3 China.  This is expected to remain in place for the remainder of the fiscal year.  Since China EB-2 is now more favorable than China EB-3, it is expected that EB-3 “downgrades” will end.


  1. No update on the Phil EB3. My sense is that it will continue to move at a 3-4 month rate per actual month for the rest of the summer. Then, in late 2016/early 2017, it should move a bit faster.


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