US Dept of State Work-Sponsored Visa Bulletin Predictions for October 2014

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Work-SponsoredFeb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sep 2014October 2014 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB32012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012011-04-01 *2011-04-012011-04-012011-04-012011-04-01
Other Workers2012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012011-04-01 *2011-04-012011-04-012011-04-012011-04-01
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Mainland China

Work-SponsoredFeb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sep 2014October 2014 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22009-01-082009-02-152009-03-082009-04-152009-05-222009-07-012009-10-082009-10-082009-11-15
EB32012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012006-10-01 *2006-10-012008-11-012008-11-012008-11-01
Other Workers2012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012003-01-01 *2003-01-012005-07-222005-07-222005-07-22
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

India

Work-SponsoredFeb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sep 2014October 2014 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22004-11-152004-11-152004-11-152004-11-152008-09-012008-09-012009-01-222009-05-012009-07-20
EB32003-09-012003-09-152003-09-152003-10-012003-11-012003-11-012003-11-082003-11-082003-11-15
Other Workers2003-09-012003-09-152003-09-152003-10-012003-11-012003-11-012003-11-082003-11-082003-11-15
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Mexico

Work-SponsoredFeb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sep 2014October 2014 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB32012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012011-04-01 *2011-04-012011-04-012011-04-012011-04-01
Other Workers2012-06-012012-09-012012-10-012012-10-012011-04-01 *2011-04-012011-04-012011-04-012011-04-01
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Philippines

Work-SponsoredFeb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sep 2014October 2014 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB32007-04-152007-05-012007-06-152007-11-012009-01-012009-01-012010-06-012011-04-012012-01-15
Other Workers2007-04-152007-05-012007-06-152007-11-012009-01-012009-01-012010-06-012011-04-012012-01-15
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

* Note: Dates in red indicate that priority went backwards instead of forwards which is known as “retrogression.” This is caused when the Department of State finds that the number of visas available is running out faster than originally estimated. The date is moved backward to show a more accurate picture of the visa backlog.

WORK-SPONSORED PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS

First: (EB1) Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second (EB2): Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: (EB3) Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to '*Other Workers'.

Fourth: (EB4) Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: (EB5) Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.


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