USCIS Visa Bulletin Current Priority Dates - EMPLOYMENT Based Green Card Application

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(Anil Gupta) #1

November 2018 Final Action dates

Category EB1 EB2 EB3
OTHER 1 Jul 17 C C
China 1 Sep 16 1 July 15 8 Jun 15
India 1 Sep 16 1 Apr 09 1 Mar 09
Mexico 1 Jul 17 C C
PHILIPPINES 1 Jul 17 C 15 June 17

Applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application for i485 Green Card.

For H1B workers, most updated dates for FINAL ACTION i485 applications in the EB1, EB2 and EB3 categories.

*Today's date in above chart means the priority date is 'CURRENT'.

Analysis - EB2 India has not moved an Inch forward in last couple of year.

How many Green cards does each category get?

First (EB1)

Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second (EB2)

Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third (EB3)

Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to “*Other Workers”.

Fourth (EB4)

Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth (EB5)

Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.


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