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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:40

Family-based categories:


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

- There is slight movement in this category for Mexico.

- The priority dates for China, India, Mexico, and “Other Countries” have progressed approximately 3 months.

- The priority date for Philippines has progressed approximately 6 months.

 

- 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 in this category are CURRENT!

 

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 1 month.

- The priority date for Mexico has progressed approximately 3 months.

- The priority date for Philippines remain the same.

 

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 2 months.

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

 

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

- The priority dates for China, India, The Philippines and “Other Countries” have progressed approximately 1 month.

- The priority date for Mexico remain the same.

 

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 remain 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 India has progressed approximately 4 years.

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

- The priority date for China remain the same.

 

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

- The priority dates for China, India, Mexico, and “Other Countries” remain the same.

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

 

- "Other workers".

- The priority dates for China, India, Mexico, and “Other Countries” remain the same.

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

 

 



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