November 2012 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State has released the November 2012 Visa Bulletin.  This is the second Visa Bulletin for the 2013 fiscal year (FY2013).    Headlines include:  employment-based second preference for Rest of World (ROW) has become current, and EB-2 India remains unchanged at September 1, 2004.

Summary of the November 2012 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based (EB)

  • EB-1 remains current.
  • EB-2 for Rest of World (ROW), Mexico and Philippines are now current.   EB-2 India remains at September 1, 2004, and EB-2, China moves to to September 1, 2007.
  • EB-3 ROW  moves forward by one month to November 22, 2006, and EB-3 Mexico moves to November 22, 2006.  EB-3 Philippines moves forward by one week to August 8, 2006, EB-3 China  moves to April 15, 2006, and EB-3 India  moves forward by one week to October 22, 2002.

Summary of the November 2012 Visa Bulletin – Family-Based (FB)

  • FB-1 Rest of World (ROW), China and India all move forward by three weeks  to November 1, 2005.   FB-1 Mexico moves forward by one week  to June 22, 1993, and the Philippines moves to July 1, 1997.
  • FB-2A moves forward by two weeks to June 15, 2010 for ROW, China, India, and Philippines.  FB-2A Mexico moves forward by one month to June 22, 2010.
  • FB-2B ROW, China and India move forward by one month to October 8, 2004.  FB-2B Mexico moves to October 15, 1992, and FB-2B Philippines moves to February 15, 2002.

Contact The Law Offices of Dayna Kelly if you’d like to speak with an attorney about your immigration matters.  We will continue to update our readers on Department of State updates, including the release of the December 2012 Visa Bulletin.

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