Wednesday, June 10, 2009

July Visa Bulletin 2009 : Visa Numbers Retrogress for EB2 China Mainland Category

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | , , , , , ,

July 2009 visa bulletin is out. As predicted, the cutoff date for China in the EB2 category has retrogressed to January 1, 2000. The June Visa Bulletin will become effective as of July 1st. Thus, the June Visa Bulletin, with an EB2 China cutoff date of February 15, 2005 remains effective through June 30, 2009. So applicants with priority date before February 15, 2005 should rush their applications as soon as possible.

Last month DOL retrogressed the EB2 numbers f
or category India. DOL claims that high level of demand in the EB2 category, and the need to keep within the annual limits is set by law. The DOS also stated that it is currently not possible to estimate whether this retrogression will continue for the rest of the fiscal year. Cut off date in EB-2 category is current for ROW, where as it is January 1, 2000 for natives from India and China Mainland.

Visa numbers for EB3 is Unavailable for everyone in this category. It i
s predicted that this may be unchanged for entire fiscal year. Wait for green card could be indefinite for applicants from India and China category. Soon this long waited "American Dream" will become nothing but "American Nightmare".

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