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”

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

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

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The May 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases indicates slight movement as we head into the eighth month of the government’s FY2017. 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 February 8, 2013.

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The March 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases reflects progress as we head into the sixth month of the government’s fiscal year (“FY”) 2017: EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability” category for China and India progresses 1 month and 6 weeks to cut-off

Department of State

DOS Visa Bulletin

The February 2017 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains some movement as we head into the fifth month of government’s FY2017: EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability” category and EB-3 “Skilled Workers/Professionals/Other Workers” for All Chargeability areas progresses 2 months to a cut-off