The U.S. Department of State ("DOS") released its May 2014 Visa Bulletin which shows the availability of employment-based immigrant visa categories for the month of May. Below is a summary of this month's highlights:
- The EB-3 categories for World, China and Mexico have ceased advancing and remain at October 1, 2012.
- The EB-2 China category has continued its slow advancement from March 8, 2009 to April 15, 2009.
- The EB-2 India category remains at November 15, 2004 after the prior retrogression of four years months ago.
- The EB-3 India category has advanced from September 15, 2003 to October 1, 2003.
In late 2013, the DOS indicated the following visa availability through the rest of this fiscal year:
EB-1: will remain current.
EB-2: World category will remain current; China will advance three to five weeks; and India will show no further advancement.
EB-3 China: The DOS had indicated a potential retrogression for the February 2014 Visa Bulletin. This month the category has stalled at October 1, 2012 and is the first indication of the possibility of a future retrogression.
EB-3 India: will show no further advancement.
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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