Posted On: October 12, 2012 by Cornerstone Law Group

November 2012 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The new visa bulletin is out at this link: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5779.html. Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except for India (Sept. 1, 2004) and China (Sept. 1, 2007); EB-3 is at Nov. 22, 2006 for all countries, except for India (Oct. 22, 2002), China (April 15, 2006), and Philippines (Aug. 8, 2006); EB-3 other workers is at Nov. 22, 2006 for all countries, except India (Oct. 22, 2002), China (July 1, 2003), and Philippines (Aug. 8, 2006); EB-4, religious workers, EB-5 targeted employment areas and regional centers, and EB-5 Pilot Programs are all current. Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at July 15, 2010 for F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for F4 Philippines (brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens) of March 1, 1989.