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EIG Dispatch – Special Alert

June 10, 2015

This Week: EIG at Council for Global Immigration Symposium

This week EIG will be at the Council for Global Immigration Symposium (CGIS) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. On Thursday June 11, 2015, EIG attorneys Jerry Erickson and Rob Taylor will present on Immigration Trends in Emerging Markets: Brazil, Russia, and South Africa.

If you are in the area, please stop by our booth.

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July 2015 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the July 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 October 1, 2013.  This category has advanced by 4 months.
  • 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 April 1, 2015.  This category has advanced by 1 month 17 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 September 1, 2011. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of February 1, 2004.  This category has advanced by 10 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, 2015.  This category has advanced by 1 month 17 days.
  • No visas are currently available for persons in the EB-3 category and born in Philippines. This category is unavailable.

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 has advanced by 4 months.
  • The worldwide quota, India, Mexico, and the Philippines remain current.

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