February 12, 2008

U.S. State Department Visa Bulletin

MARCH 2008

Family Immigration - Note that there was some movement in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Preference categories for relatives int he Philippines. There was only slight movement for the remainder of the other categories.
  • 1st Preference (USC unmarried sons & daughters over 21)
    • Worldwide: 15 February 2002
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 15 February 2002
    • India: 15 February 2002
    • Mexico: 01 July 1992
    • Philippines: 01 March 1993
  • 2A Preference (LPR spouses & unmarried children under 21)
    • Worldwide: 15 April 2003
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 15 April 2003
    • India: 15 April 2003
    • Mexico: 01 May 2002
    • Philippines: 15 April 2003
  • 2B Preference (LPR unmarried sons & daughters over 21)
    • Worldwide: 08 February 1999
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 08 February 1999
    • India: 08 February 1999
    • Mexico: 01 April 1992
    • Philippines: 01 February 1997
  • 3rd Preference (USC married sons & daughters)
    • Worldwide: 15 May 2000
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 15 May 2000
    • India: 15 May 2000
    • Mexico: 15 July 1992
    • Philippines: 01 April 1991
  • 4th Preference (USC brothers & sisters)
    • Worldwide: 15 July 1997
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 15 December 1996
    • India: 01 November 1996
    • Mexico: 15 November 1994
    • Philippines: 22 February 1986
Employment Based - Note that there was significant movement in the EB-3 (3rd Preference) category and the Unskilled Workers (Other Workers) category.
  • 1st Preference (EB-1)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 2nd Preference (EB-2)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 December 2003
    • India: UNAVAILABLE
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 3rd Preference (EB-3)
    • Worldwide: 01 January 2005
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 December 2002
    • India: 01 August 2001
    • Mexico: 01 May 2001
    • Philippines: 01 January 2005
  • Schedule A workers (RNs, PTs)
    • Worldwide: UNAVAILABLE
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: UNAVAILABLE
    • India: UNAVAILABLE
    • Mexico: UNAVAILABLE
    • Philippines: UNAVAILABLE
  • Unskilled Workers (less than 2 years experience required)
    • Worldwide: 01 January 2002
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: 01 January 2002
    • India: 01 January 2002
    • Mexico: 01 January 2002
    • Philippines: 01 January 2002
  • 4th Preference (EB-4)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Religious Workers
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Iraqi & Afghani Translators
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • 5th Preference (EB-5: Investors)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT
  • Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers)
    • Worldwide: CURRENT
    • China (PRC) - Mainland born: CURRENT
    • India: CURRENT
    • Mexico: CURRENT
    • Philippines: CURRENT

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