The department of State has released the August 2015 visa bulletin. This blog summarizes the availability of immigrant visa numbers during August 2015. You can review the actual Visa bulletin for August 2015 here. visa_bulletin-1
There was forward movement in most employment-based and family-based visa categories. The EB-3 and the “Other Workers” categories for the Philippines are no longer unavailable and the EB-3 and “Other Workers” categories for China retrogressed due to large demand. The EB-5 category for China remains at September 1, 2013.
- The F1 unamrried adult children of US. Citizens moved forward one month to October 2007 for all countries except Mexico and Phillipines.
- The F2A category for spouses and children of lawful permanent residents moved forward one month for all countries except Mexico which moved forward two months
- The F2B category unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents moved forward one month for all countries except Mexico and Phillipines
- The F3 category married sons and daughters of US. citizens moved forward one month for all countries except Mexico and Phillipines
- The F4 Sibling category moved froward from October 22, 2002 to December 1, 2002 for all countries except Mexico and Phillipines. There was no change for citizens of Mexico and the priority date still remains March 1, 1997. Phillipines had a significant movement from December 8, 1991 to January 15, 1992.
- EB-1 remains current for all countries
- EB-2 remains current for all countries except India which remains at October 1, 2008 and China at December 15, 2013
- EB-3 for Phillipines is no longer unavailable. The priority date is June 1, 2004. China retrogresssed from September 1, 2011 to June 1, 2004, India moved forward from February 1, 2004 to June 1, 2004, All other countries moved forward from April 1, 2015 to July 15, 2015.
- EB-4 is current for all countries.
- EB-5 is current for all countries except China where the EB5 visa priority date remains at September 1, 2013.