Posts tagged employment-based
Understanding the State Department's Monthly Visa Bulletin

The Department of State’s monthly Visa Bulletin can be difficult to understand.  All those dates and charts and categories are confusing.  But knowing how to read the Visa Bulletin is important if you are seeking permanent residence in the United States so you can understand how long you will have to wait before you finally have your green card.  The following explanation is specifically for individuals going through the permanent residence process based on employment

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May 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its May 2018 Visa Bulletin.  For the most part, priority dates for employment-based categories remain the same from last month’s visa bulletin. The Employment-Based (“EB”)-1 category for Chinese nationals advanced by one month from April’s dates while the EB-3 category for Indian nationals moved forward by 3 months. 

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April 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2018 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, the Employment-Based (“EB”)-1 category for Indian and Chinese nationals retrogresses dramatically from current to January 1, 2012.  EB-2 and EB-3 for Chinese nationals, and EB-3 for Indian and Filipino nationals make significant advances while EB-2 for Indians holds steady.

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