January 2015 Visa Bulletin: Significant advancement for most EB2 and EB3 categories

December 11, 2014

The January Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State. Every single Family-Based category will advance at least 1 week, with most categories advancing between two weeks and one month. In Employment-Based categories,  EB3  “Other Workers” in all other areas advanced 7 months to June 1, 2013.  China EB3 saw a 9 month advance to March 1, 2011 and China EB2 advanced one month to February 1, 2010.   The second and third preference employment preference category for both Mexico and the Philippines advanced 7 months to June 1, 2013.  India EB2 remained stagnant and India EB3 advanced 2 weeks to December, 15 2003.

The complete visa bulletin charts for Family-Based and Employment-Based Preference Categories are below.

Family Based:

Jan fam

Employment Based:

jan jobs

Advancements in all categories were in line with the future guidance issued in the November 2014 Visa Bulletin.


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