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Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:17

Family-based categories:

  • First (F1): This preference is for unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens (21 years of age and older).

§  The priority dates for China, India, Mexico, Philippines and "Other Countries" remain the same.

  • Second:
    • A. (F2A) This preference is for spouses and children (under 21 years of age) of legal permanent residents.
      • The priority dates for China, India, Mexico, Philippines and "Other Countries" have progressed approximately four months.
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    • B. (F2B) This preference is for unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of legal permanent residents.
      • The priority dates for China, India and "Other Countries" remain the same.
      • There is a slight movement in this category for Mexico.
      • The priority date for Philippines has progressed approximately three months.
  • Third (F3): This preference is for married sons and daughters of US citizens.
    • The priority dates for China, India and "Other Countries" have progressed approximately one month.
    • The priority date for Mexico remains the same.
    • There is a slight movement in this category for Philippines.
  • Fourth (F4): This preference is for brothers and sisters of adult US citizens.
    • The priority dates for China, India and "Other Countries" have progressed one month.
    • There is slight movement in this category for Mexico.
    • The priority date for Philippines remains the same.

 

Employment-based categories (EB-1, EB-2 & EB-3):

  • EB-1: This preference is reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers.
    • This category remains current for all countries.
  • EB-2: This preference is reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business.
    • This category remains current for Mexico, Philippines and "Other Countries".
    • The priority dates for China and India have progressed approximately one month.
  • EB-3: This preference is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers.
    • There is a slight movement in this category for China.
    • The priority dates for India, Philippines and "Other Countries" have progressed approximately one month.
    • The priority date for Mexico has progressed four months.

 

  • "Other workers".
    • The priority date for China has remains the same.
    • The priority date for India has progressed one month.
    • The priority dates for Mexico, Philippines and “Other Countries” have progressed approximately six months.

 

 



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