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May 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

April 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for May 2014.  Philippines EB-3 saw the most movement, advancing by 139 days.  India EB-2 remains at November 15, 2004 and China EB-3 remains at October 1, 2012.

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 of April 15, 2009 or earlier. This category has advanced by 38 days.
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date of November 15, 2004 or earlier.  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 of October 1, 2012 or earlier.  This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date of October 1, 2012 or earlier. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date of October 01, 2003 or earlier. This category has advanced by 16 days.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in Mexico are current if they have a priority date of October 1, 2012 or earlier. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in the Philippines are current if they have a priority date of November 1, 2007 or earlier. This category has advanced by 139 days.

EB-4 and EB-5

  • All countries remain current.

Family Sponsored Preference Categories

The F2A category pertains to Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents.  Among the family-based categories, the F2A category is of particular interest to those individuals awaiting the arrival of their immediate family members.  This category remains unchanged from last month’s Visa Bulletin.

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