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September 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: September 2015 Visa Bulletin

In the September Bulletin, there is a retrogression in the EB-2 category for India and China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa categories.

Employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India and China (January 1, 2006); EB-3 is at August 15, 2015 for all countries except India, China, and the Philippines (December 22, 2004); EB-3 other workers is at August 15, 2015 for all countries except India and the Philippines (December 22, 2004) and China (January 1, 2004); EB-4, religious workers are all current; and EB-5 targeted employment areas and regional centers and EB-5 Pilot Programs are current for all countries except China (September 22, 2013). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at March 1, 2014 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, 1992.