The Department of State (DOS) released its January 2015 Visa Bulletin which shows the availability of employment-based immigrant visa categories for the month of January. Below is a summary of the bulletin highlights:

  • The EB-2 India category has stalled at February 15, 2005 as predicted in our previous bulletin updates.
  • The EB-2 China category has advanced one month from January 1, 2010 to February 1, 2010.
  • The EB-3 India category advances two weeks from December 1, 2003 to December 15, 2003.
  • The EB-3 World, Mexico and Philippines categories continue to exhibit strong advancement from November 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013.
  • The EB-3 China category also continues to show significant advancement from June 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.

Please note that month-to-month availability of immigrant visas varies and depends on many factors. These forecasts do not guarantee future availability.

Comparison to Prior Months

The following is a comparison of priority date movement since the inception of the current retrogression in 2007:

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