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October 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

September 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State has released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin.  There was significant movement in the EB-3 China category, which jumped 5 months.  The EB-3 categories for the worldwide quota, Mexico, and the Philippines each progressed from April 1, 2011 to October 1, 2011.

The October 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 November 15, 2009.  This category has advanced by 1 month, 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 May 1, 2009.  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 October 1, 2011.  This category has advanced by 6 months.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, 2009. This category has advanced by 5 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 November 15, 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 October 1, 2011.  This category has advanced by 6 months.
  • 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 October 1, 2011.  This category has advanced by 6 months.

EB-4 and EB-5

  • All countries remain current.

The complete Visa Bulletin for October 2014 can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-october-2014.html.