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May 2013 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The new visa bulletin is out at this link: May 2013 Visa Bulletin

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 (May 15, 2008); EB-3 is at Dec. 1, 2007 for all countries, except for India (Dec. 22, 2002) and Philippines (Sept. 15, 2006); EB-3 other workers is at Dec. 1, 2007 for all countries, except India (Dec. 22, 2002), China (Sept. 1, 2003), and Philippines (Sept. 15, 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 March 1, 2011 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 Oct. 1, 1989.