The U.S. Department of State has released the January Visa Bulletin and it looks like 2013 is off to a good start, especially with regard to the EB-3 category which will see small advancements in four of the five areas of chargeability. In the EB-2 category, Chinese nationals will see a two month advancement from October 22, 2007 to December 8, 2007; while Indian nationals will remain at September 1, 2004. Mexican, Filipino, and nationals from all other areas of chargeability remain current through January 2013. Those in the EB-3 category, with the exception of Filipino nationals, will all see advancements in priority dates. Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability areas will see a two month advancement, while Indian nationals will an advancement of seven days. See the chart below:
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As always, due to the possibility of retrogression, its vitally important that I-485 applications be filed in the first month of visa availability.