February 2013 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State has released the February 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This is the fifth Visa Bulletin for the 2013 fiscal year (FY2013).    Headlines include:  Continued lack of movement in EB-2 India, China EB-2 moves forward by five weeks, and EB-3 China moves seven weeks.

Summary of the  February 2013 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based (EB)

  • EB-1 remains current.
  • EB-2 for ROW, Mexico and Philippines are all current.    EB-2 India remains unchanged at September 1, 2004.   EB-2 China moves forward by five weeks to January 15, 2008.
  • EB-3 ROW and EB-3 Mexico move forward by five weeks to March 15, 2007.  EB-3 Philippines moves forward by one week to August 22, 2006, EB-3 China  moves forward by seven weeks to November 15, 2006, and EB-3 India  moves forward by one week to November 15, 2002.
  • The “other worker” category moves forward by five weeks for ROW and Mexico to March 15, 2007, moves forward by one week to August 22, 2006 for Philippines, and remains unchanged at July 1, 2003 for China.  India moves forward by one week to November 15, 2002.

Summary of the February 2013 Visa Bulletin – Family-Based (FB)

  • FB-1 ROW, China, and India all move forward by three weeks to January 15, 2006.   FB-1 Mexico moves forward by one week to July 15, 1993, and FB-1 Philippines moves forward by three months to March 8, 1998.
  • FB-2A moves forward by one month to October 22, 2010 for ROW, China, India, and Philippines, and FB-2A Mexico moves forward by five weeks to October 8, 2010.
  • FB-2B ROW, China, and India all move forward by five weeks to January 15, 2005.  FB-2B Mexico moves forward by three weeks to December 15, 1992, and FB-2B Philippines moves forward by one month to May 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 March 2013 Visa Bulletin when it becomes available.

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