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FY2012 Annual Limit Reached for EB-2 China-Mainland Born and India

As previously reported, the May 2012 visa bulletin showed the retrogression of the EB-2 priority dates for China-mainland born and India immigrant visa applicants from May 1, 2010 to August 15, 2007. The State Department has confirmed that the annual limit in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India has been reached. On April 11, 2012, USCIS was notified that no further visas for those categories would be authorized. As for U.S. adjustment of status applicants, USCIS will continue to receive and process applications for aliens based upon cut-off dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins. However, cases with priority dates of August 15, 2007, or later, will be held until new visas are available with the start of FY2013 on October 1, 2012.