The Department of State has released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin, a monthly report detailing the current cutoff dates for the filing or approval of green card applications in the various U.S. permanent visa categories. A person who is otherwise eligible to apply for or be granted a green card in the U.S., must have a current priority date as specified in the Visa Bulletin.
The April 2015 Visa Bulletin shows continued forward movement, especially for nationals of India and China. As of April 1, 2015, the priority date in the employment-based second (EB-2) preference category for Chinese nationals will advance seven months to April 1, 2011, while the priority date in the EB-2 category for Indian nationals will advance eight months to September 1, 2007.
Similarly, the priority dates in the employment-based third (EB-3) preference advanced four months to October 1, 2014, except for EB-3 India, which advanced one week to January 8, 2004. There is a bit of bad news for nationals of China as the EB-3 priority date moved backward to January 1, 2011, due to continued heavy demand.
Finally, most family-based preference categories will advance at least a few weeks.
You can view the visa bulletin in its entirety below. Please contact us with any questions.
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