This post will discuss a situation that will positively affect numerous individuals who are classified in the EB-2 category for India specifically.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2013 contains considerable improvement in the cutoff date in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India. The EB-2 India cutoff date, effective during August 2013, advances to January 1, 2008. As of the July 2013 Visa Bulletin, the EB-2 India cutoff date was fixed at September 1, 2004.
This is great news for EB-2 India Nationals with priority dates between September 1, 2004 and January 1, 2008. The ‘gates’ are now open for qualified applicants to file their Adjustments of Status to Permanent Residence Cases. Qualified applicants should file immediately as history has shown that retrogression of dates can always occur.
Consistent with previous DOS projections, the family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category for spouses and children of lawful permanent residents (LPRs or “green card” holders), becomes current throughout the category in the August 2013 Visa Bulletin.
If you have additional questions on how this change might affect your personal information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for reading.
Beeraj Patel, Esq.
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