The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released its March 2011 Visa Bulletin. Most of the employment-based immigrant visa categories either slowly advanced or did not advance at all. The greatest advancement was in the EB-3 World Category which advanced from April 2005 to July 2005. However, as has been the case for the past few months, the EB-2 Indian national category did not advance. This is consistent with guidance previously provided by the DOS which indicated that this category will not be advancing for the foreseeable future due to increased demand in the category.

The following is a comparison of the movement in the employment-based Immigrant Visa categories since the inception of the current retrogression in October 2005: please click here to view table.