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EB 2 Annual Visa Limits Reached for India and China

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

AILA has confirmed with the State Department that the annual limit in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India has been reached. The State Department notified USCIS on April 11, 2012, that no further visas for those categories would be authorized. This is the “additional corrective action” that was forecast as a possibility in Section D of the May 2012 Visa Bulletin (AILA Doc. No. 12040652). USCIS will continue to accept adjustment applications based upon cut-off dates published in the April and May Visa Bulletins. However, requests from USCIS service centers and field offices for visas in the EB-2 category aliens chargeable to China-mainland born or India will be retained by DOS for authorization in FY2013, beginning on October 1, 2012.

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Visa Retrogression for EB-2 Applicants from China and India?

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 @ 7:03 PM

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting in the State Department, has provided AILA with further information on priority date movement in the EB-2 category for China-mainland born and India for the remainder of FY2012. When the May Visa Bulletin is published, the China and India EB-2 cut-off will retrogress to August 15, 2007.

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