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March 2012 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The new visa bulletin is out at this link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5664.html. Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current, except for India and China (May 1, 2010); EB-3 is at March 15, 2006 for all countries, except for India (Aug. 22, 2002) and China (Jan. 1, 2005); EB-3 other workers is at March 15, 2006 for all countries, except India (Aug. 22, 2002), China (April 22, 2003); EB-4, religious workers, EB-5, and targeted employment areas and regional centers are all current. Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at July 22, 2009 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 Dec. 22, 1988.