Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The US Department of State has released the new Visa Bulletin for September 2009. In family-based categories, there is very slight movement forward, but just by a few weeks or months in most categories.

Employment-based categories remain "Current" for all 1st preference applicants, and the entire 3rd preference and Other Workers category remains "Unavailable", like it has been since May 2009. The biggest change is that the priority date for India and China EB-2 categories have moved forward again. In June and July 2009, these categories retrogressed by 4 years (India) and 5 years (China). Both categories advance by over a year this month, each moving from 10/1/03 to January 8, 2005.