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EIG Special Alert: August 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

July 10, 2015

August 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the August 2015 Visa Bulletin. It 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 December 15, 2013.  This category has advanced by 2 months 14 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 October 1, 2008.  This category remains unchanged.
  • 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 July 15, 2015This category has advanced by 3 months 14 days.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 1, 2004. This category has retrogressed by 7 years 3 months.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 1, 2004.  This category has advanced by 4 months.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in Mexico are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of July 15, 2015This category has advanced by 3 months 14 days.
  • 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, 2004.  This category has become available. 

EB-4 

  • All countries remain current.

EB-5

  • Persons in the EB-5 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of September 1, 2013.  This category remains unchanged.
  • The worldwide quota, India, Mexico, and the Philippines remain current.

The complete Visa Bulletin for August 2015 can be found here.