Immigrant Visa Number Retrogressed to January 2009 for EB-2 Worldwide, Philippines and Mexico, & Unavailable for China and India

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Immigrant Visa Number Retrogressed to January 2009 for EB-2 Worldwide, Philippines and Mexico, & Unavailable for China and India

The U.S. Department of State announced recently immigration visa number for employment-based preference 2 category (EB-2) for countries worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines has retrogressed to January 1, 2009 starting in the month of July 2009. EB-2 immigrant visa number for China and India continues to be unavailable.

EB-2 candidates can still be sponsored for green card such as the I-140 Petition for Alien Worker.  However, if EB-2 candidates’ priority date is prior to January 2009, they will not be eligible to file for I-485, Application for Adjustment of Status starting July 2012 until immigrant visa number becomes current/available for their country of birth.

For more information on EB-2 immigrant visa numbers, please visit U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin at http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5733.html .

June 26, 2012:  By Aik Wan Kok Fillali, Attorney USA Immigration Law Services, at Tiya; Tel: 703-772-8224; Email: koka at tiyalaw dot com

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We represent companies, employers, individuals and families in green card, work visa and citizenship matters in U.S. immigration law. We also have a focus on self-petition green card cases such as extraordinary ability and national interest waiver.

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