July 2008 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 Unavailable!

The July 2008 Visa Bulletin, released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), finally shows EB-3 numbers unavailable over for this fiscal year and will most probably remain so till October. Also, F-2A Numbers for Mexico has also become unavailable this July. The July Visa Bulletin will come into effect from July 1, 2008.

Employment Based Categories

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORIES

Categories Worldwide China (PRC) India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 04-01-04 04-01-04 Current Current
3rd Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
Unskilled 01-01-03 01-01-03 01-01-03 01-01-03 01-01-03
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Religious Current Current Current Current Current
5th Current Current Current Current Current
  • EB-1 (Priority Workers)
  • EB-2 (Advanced Degrees Holders or Persons of Exceptional Ability)
  • · EB-3 (Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers)
  • · EB-4 (Special Immigrants)
  • · EB-5 (Immigrant Investors)

Family Based Categories

FAMILY CATEGORIES

Categories Worldwide China (PRC) India Mexico Philippines
1st 03-15-02 03-15-02 03-15-02 07-22-92 03-15-93
2A 08-01-03 08-01-03 08-01-03 Unavailable 08-01-03
2B 09-15-99 09-15-99 09-15-99 04-08-92 03-01-97
3rd 06-08-00 06-08-00 06-08-00 08-08-92 04-01-91
4th 09-01-97 02-15-97 02-15-97 12-22-94 03-08-86

  • F – 1 (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens)
  • F – 2A (Spouses & Children)
  • · F – 2B (Unmarried Sons and Daughters)
  • F – 3 (Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens)
  • F – 4 (Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens)

Predictions

The Mexico F-2A category will probably remain “unavailable” through the end of the fiscal year and become available in October 2008, with the cut-off date returning to 01/MAY/02.