EB-3 Priority Date Cutoffs Improve in August 2012 Visa Bulletin; EB-2 is Unchanged

The August 2012 Visa Bulletin advances Priority Date cutoffs for all countries by a few weeks in the EB-3 Professional and Skilled Worker category.  For India, EB-3 Professional and Skilled Worker Priority Dates advance by one week to October 1, 2002, while for China and the Philippines, Priority Dates advance by six weeks and one week, respectively.  This sets Professional and Skilled Worker EB-3 Priority Date cutoffs for China at November 8, 2005 and June 15, 2006 for the Philippines.

In the EB-2 classification, the news is not as positive.  As expected, the EB-2 category remains unavailable for China and India, and it remains unchanged at January 1, 2009 for all other countries.