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August 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

July 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of State has released the August 2014 Visa Bulletin.  Notably, the EB-3 China priority date jumped more than 2 years, from October 1, 2006 to November 1, 2008, and EB-2 India progressed from September 1, 2008 to January 22, 2009.

The August 2014 Visa Bulletin can be summarized as follows:

EB-1

  • All countries remain current.

EB-2

  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of October 8, 2009.  This category has advanced by 3 months, 7 days.
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of January 22, 2009.  This category has advanced by 4 months, 21 days.
  • The worldwide quota, Mexico, and the Philippines remain current.

EB-3 

  • Persons in the EB-3 category and falling into the worldwide quota are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, 2011.  This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of November 1, 2008. This category has advanced by 2 years, 1 month.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of November 8, 2003.  This category has advanced by 7 days.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in Mexico are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, 2011.  This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in the Philippines are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 1, 2010. This category has advanced by 1 year, 5 months.

EB-4 and EB-5

  • All countries remain current.

The complete Visa Bulletin for August 2014 can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-august-2014.html.