The June 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains some important updates as we head into the ninth month of FY2017. As discussed in last month’s newsletter, the DOS will impose a cut-off date of January 1, 2012 for EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India. The DOS predicts that EB-1 for China and India will continue to be oversubscribed until October 2017, the first month of the new fiscal year. EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability” category for China advances only 3 weeks to a cut-off date of March 1, 2013 while EB-2 India jumps 1 week to July 1, 2008. EB-3 “Skilled Workers/Professionals for All Chargeability areas, Mexico, and El Salvador / Guatemala / Honduras continued its steady movement by progressing 1 month to a cut-off date of April 15, 2017. EB-3 Philippines advances 4 months to a cut-off date of May 1, 2013.

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