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September 2013 Department of State Visa Bulletin

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

Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries, except India (June 15, 2008) and China (Aug. 8, 2008); EB-3 is at July 1, 2010 for all countries, except India (Sept. 22, 2003) and Philippines (Dec. 1, 2006); EB-3 other workers is at July 1, 2010 for all countries, except India (Sept. 22, 2003), China (June 15, 2004), and Philippines (Dec. 1, 2006); EB-4, religious workers, EB-5 targeted employment areas and regional centers, and EB-5 Pilot Programs are all current. Most family based petitions are backlogged, except F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) which is current for all countries. The longest queue is for F4 Philippines (brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens) of Feb. 15, 1990.