JULY 2015 VISA BULLETIN

The Department of State has just released the July 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the tenth Visa Bulletin of the 2015 Fiscal Year.

The retrogression of the Philippines EB-3 continues. To insure that no
Philippine EB-3 visas are issued, the Department of State has made the
Philippine EB-3 number Unavailable. This means that no Philippine EB-3
visas can be issued this fiscal year. The next fiscal year starts on
October 1, 2015.

This cannot be good news, although MU still believes that the dates
will progress with the start of FY 2016. Please read our blog post
from May 19 for deeper analysis on the state of the Philippine
EB-3.

India EB-2 remained at October 1, 2008. India EB-3 only moved up one
week to February 1, 2004. All Other EB-3 moved ahead two months to
April 15, 2015, which is also the date for Mexico’s EB-3.

China EB-2 improved another five months to October 1, 2013 and EB-3
remained at September 1, 2011.

Employment-Based All Other China – Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
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