Due to continued heavy applicant demand, primarily by USCIS offices for adjustment of status cases, the annual limits for the Mexico employment third and “Other Worker” preference categories have been reached. As a result, both categories have become “unavailable,” the Department of State Visa Bulletin for May 2010 notes. Visa numbers will become available once again in October with the start of the new fiscal year.

The Visa Bulletin for May 2010 also notes that applicant demand for employment fourth preference numbers remains very heavy. It is likely that a cut-off date will need to be established in an effort to keep the numbers within the annual limits. Depending upon volume, this action could occur as early as June, the Visa Bulletin warns.

The May Visa Bulletin includes a reminder that any changes of address for applicants processing their case overseas should be reported to the National Visa Center so that information regarding the processing of the case at an overseas post may be sent to the applicant.

The May 2010 Visa Bulletin is available by clicking here.