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Monday, 11 November 2013 15:50

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 China, India and “Other Countries”.

- The priority dates for Mexico and Philippines remains the same.

- Second (F2):

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

- The priority dates for this category remains the same for all countries.

- B. (F2B) This preference is for unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of legal permanent residents.

- There is slight movement in this category for Philippines.

- The priority dates for China, India and “Other Countries have progressed approximately 1.5 months.

- The priority date for Mexico remains 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 1 month.

- There is slight movement in this category for Philippines.

- The priority date for Mexico remains the same.

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

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

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

- The priority date for Mexico remains 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 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 approximately 1 month.

- The priority date for India has retrogressed approximately 4 years.

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

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

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

- There is a slight retrogression in this category for India.

- "Other workers".

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

- There is a slight retrogression in this category for India.



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