November 2007 Visa Bulletin: Minimal changes in EB dates

The November 2007 Visa Bulletin released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) shows EB1
current for all countries, EB2 and EB3 remains the same as the October Visa Bulletin. The Bulletin predicts movement in future, but till then there is no substantial difference in the November priority dates. The November Visa Bulletin will come into effect from November 1, 2007.

Employment Based Categories

Categories

Worldwide

China (PRC)

India

Mexico

Philippines

1st
Current
Current
Current
Current
Current
2nd
Current
01-01-06
04-01-04
Current
Current
3rd
08-01-02
09-01-01
04-22-01
04-22-01
08-01-02
Unskilled
10-01-01
10-01-01
10-01-01
10-01-01
10-01-01
4th
Current
Current
Current
Current
Current
Religious
Current
Current
Current
Current
Current
5th
Current
Current
Current
Current
Current

·          EB-1 (Priority Workers) is current for all countries this November.
·          EB-2 (Advanced Degrees Holders or Persons of Exceptional Ability) is current for all countries except Indian and China, which remains the same.
·          EB-3 (Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers) shows no changes at all from the last visa bulletin.

Family Based

Categories

Worldwide

China (PRC)

India

Mexico

Philippines

1st
12-08-01
12-08-01
12-08-01
06-01-92
07-22-92
2A
12-15-02
12-15-02
12-15-02
05-01-02
12-15-02
2B
09-15-98
09-15-98
09-15-98
03-22-92
12-22-96
3rd
03-01-00
03-01-00
03-01-00
06-08-92
03-01-91
4th
05-22-97
09-08-96
06-22-96
08-22-94
08-08-85

·          F-1 (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens) moved forward by one month to 8th Dec 2001 for all countries, Mexico too have moved by one month i.e. 1st June 1992, whereas Philippines has moved forward by more than a month i.e. 22nd July 1992

·          F – 2A (Spouses & Children) moved forward by one month to 15th Dec 2001 for all countries except Mexico which remains the same

·          F – 2B (Unmarried Sons and Daughters) moved forward by one month to 15 September 1998 for all countries except Mexico which remains the same and  Philippines have moved forward by almost 15 days to 22nd December 1996.

·          F – 3 (Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens) moved forward by 15 days for all the countries except for Mexico which have moved forward by more than a month & Philippines which have moved forward by only a week

·          F – 4 (Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens) again shows movement for all countries. The cut-off dates-

  1. Worldwide moves forward by almost more than a month to 22nd May 1997
  2. India move forward a little that is almost nearly two week to 22nd 1996
  3. China moves forward almost by two- three weeks to 8th September 1996;
  4. Mexico it moves forward by one month to 22nd August 1994;
  5. Philippines moves forward by one month to 8th august 1985

Predictions

The Bulletin doesn’t predict anything specific for December. However, it indicates that if the demand for Adjustment cases increase from the Citizenship and Immigration Services offices, there might be some forward movement in some categories in December