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Department of State Revises October Visa Bulletin

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

On September 25, 2015, the Department of State published a revised visa bulletin for October, rolling back the "Dates for Filing" for several visa categories. This revised September 25th Visa Bulletin supersedes the previous visa bulletin released for October published on September 9, 2015.

Manyy EB2 employees will be dissapointed to learn that DOS has rolled back the priority date for filing adjustment of status applications by 2 years for Indian Citizens  and almost 1 year for citizens of China.  

Please note that the following "Dates for Filing" have changed:

Category (9/9/15)
Filing Date
NEW (9/25/15)
Filing Date
Difference
EB-2 China 5/1/2014 1/1/2013 1 year, 5 months
EB-2 India 7/1/2011 7/1/2009 2 years
EB-3 Philippines 1/1/2015 1/1/2010 5 years
FB-1 Mexico 7/1/1995 4/1/1995 3 months
FB-3 Mexico 10/1/1996 5/1/1995 1 year, 5 months

Therefore, individuals who fall under the above-referenced categories will only be permitted to file for adjustment of status in the month of October if they have a priority date that is earlier than the NEW Filing Date listed in the revised September 25, 2015 Visa Bulletin.

To learn more about priority dates, visa retrogression and various visas vistit our website at www.immigrationbn.com or contact us at immigration@immigrationbn.com

 

 

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