November Visa Bulletin and Predictions for Green Card Availability Over Next Few Months

November Visa Bulletin shows some movement in several family and employment related green card categories.

As reported by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA),  here are some of the Department of State expectations for availability of green cards over the next few months:

EB-1 China, EB-1 India, and EB-1 Worldwide will remain current in November and for the foreseeable future. While demand and  number usage is high, a retrogression of the EB-1 category is not expected for the first half of the fiscal year, which ends September 30.

EB-2 Worldwide will remain current in November and retrogression is not expected in the foreseeable future.
EB-2 India is expected to move forward, possibly to November 2008 date by March 2017

EB-2 China advanced four months to July 15, 2012, and EB-3 China advanced three months to April 15, 2013. EB-2 China was previously up to September 2012, and is likely to move up again to September 2012 no later than February 2017. Also, EB-2 China may advance more rapidly.

AILA Doc. No. 14071401

Published by Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add Comment *

Name *

Email *


16 − 9 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Call Now ButtonCall