The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.
Click here to view the January 2012 Visa Bulletin.
The January 2012 Visa Bulletin still shows employment based third preference (EB-3) visas as oversubscribed while the employment based second preference (EB-2) is current for all areas of chargeability except for China and India.
There has been significant forward movement in the EB-2 category for the past 3 visa bulletin issues. We have received some reliable information from Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, DOS, that the upcoming advancement of the cutoff dates in EB-2 for India and China will advance again for the next several bulletin issues. We hope that the trend continues.
**The priority date is current if there is no backlog in the category, or if the priority date is on or before the date listed as current in the State Department’s monthly Visa Bulletin.