Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

Entering the first month of the 2019 fiscal year, an influx of immigrant visa numbers has led to significantly more favorable priority dates for nearly all of the preference categories. EB-1 Priority Workers for All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, and Vietnam advances 10 months to April 1, 2017. EB-1 China and India jumps

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The September 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart contains important updates. The September Visa Bulletin for employment-based cases became effective August 9, 2018, due to high demand of immigrant visa numbers in the EB-2/EB-3 Worldwide, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Philippines preference categories. The DOS states that the increased demand for immigrant visa

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The August 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases reflects significant movement for All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, and China. EB-1 Priority Workers for All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, and Vietnam will now have a cut-off date of May 1, 2016. EB-2 “Members of the Professions

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The July 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases will contain significant movement for China and India, while other chargeability areas will experience no change. EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India will continue to maintain the same cut-off date of January 1, 2012, and EB-1 All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras,

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The June 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases experienced very little movement. EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India will continue to maintain the same cut-off date of January 1, 2012 and EB-1 All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, Philippines, and Vietnam will remain current. EB-2 “Members of the Professions

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The May 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains important updates as we enter the 8th month of FY2018.  EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India will maintain the same cut-off date of January 1, 2012 and EB-1 All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, and Philippines will remain current.  EB-2

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The March 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains important updates as we enter the 6th month of FY2018. All qualified EB-1 Priority Workers will continue to remain current. EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability” for All Chargeability areas, Mexico, El Salvador /

Department of State

Department of State (DOS) Update

The December 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains some important updates as we enter the 3rd month of the government’s fiscal year (FY2018).  All qualified EB-1 Priority Workers will remain current for the third consecutive month.  EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability”

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

DOS has confirmed that it is sending e-mails to some employers who have submitted immigration proceedings on behalf of beneficiaries. The e-mails come from a contractor at the DOS and ask employers to confirm that a beneficiary will be providing services at the company. If you receive such an e-mail from the e-mail address clientverification@state.gov,

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The July 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains some important updates as we head into the tenth month of FY2017. The DOS maintains the January 1, 2012 cut-off date EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India. EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability”