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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:20

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 and "Other Countries" have progressed 1 month.

- The priority date for Philippines has progressed approximately 7 months.

- There is slight movement in this category for Mexico.

 

- Second:

- A. (F2A) This preference is for spouses and children (under 21 years of age) of legal permanent residents.

- The priority dates for all countries have progressed approximately 1 month.

- 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” have progressed approximately 2 months.

- The priority dates for Mexico and Philippines have progressed approximately 1 month.

 

- Third (F3): This preference is for married sons and daughters of US citizens.

- There is slight movement in this category China, India, Mexico and “Other Countries”.

- The priority date for Philippines has progressed approximately 1 month.

 

- Fourth (F4): This preference is for brothers and sisters of adult US citizens.

- There is slight movement in this category for all countries.

 

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


- 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.

- The priority date for China has progressed 1 month.

- The priority date for India remains the same.

- The priority dates for Mexico, Philippines and “Other Countries” remain current.

 

- EB-3: This preference is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers.

- The priority dates for China, Mexico and “Other Countries” have progressed approximately 2 months.

- There is slight movement in this category for India and The Philippines.

 

- "Other workers".

- The priority dates for Mexico and “Other Countries” have progressed approximately 2 months.

- The priority date for China remains the same.

- There is slight movement in this category for India and The Philippines.

 



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