September 2012 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for September 2012. This is the last Visa Bulletin for the 2012 fiscal year. EB-2 for India and China remain unavailable and the cutoff date for EB-2 ROW remains unchanged.  It is expected that these dates will move forward with the next visa bulletin (FY2013) in October.

Employment-Based (EB) Visa Categories:

  • EB-1 remains current.
  • EB-2 for ROW, Mexico and Philippines continue to have a cutoff date of January 1, 2009.    EB-2 for India and China remain unavailable.
  • EB-3 ROW and EB-3 Mexico move forward by three weeks to October 1, 2006.  EB-3 Philippines moves forward by six weeks to August 1, 2006, EB-3 China  moves forward by five weeks to December 15, 2005, and EB-3 India  moves forward by one week to October 8, 2002.
  • The “other worker” category moves forward by three weeks for ROW and Mexico to October 1, 2006, by seven weeks for Philippines to August 1, 2006, by one week for China to June 22, 2003 and by one week for India to October 8, 2002.

Family-Based (FB) Visa Categories:

  • FB-1 ROW, China, and India all move forward by two months to October 1, 2005.   FB-1 Mexico remains unchanged at June 8, 1993, and FB-1 Philippines moves forward by eight months to November 8, 1994.
  • FB-2A moves forward by seven weeks to May 8, 2010 for ROW, China, India, and Philippines, and FB-2A Mexico moves forward by six weeks to May 8, 2010.
  • FB-2B ROW, China, and India move forward by almost three months to September 15, 2004, FB-2B Mexico remains unchanged at August 22, 1992, and FB-2B Philippines also remains unchanged at January 1, 2002.

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