Visa Bulletin for August 2015

The Visa Bulletin for August 2015 was released.

Family-Sponsored Preferences Bulletin
For an explanation of the categories, see our Green Card page.

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01NOV07 01NOV07 01NOV07 15NOV94 15MAR00
F2A 15DEC13 15DEC13 15DEC13 01NOV13 15DEC13
F2B 15NOV08 15NOV08 15NOV08 08APR95 22MAY04
F3 08APR04 08APR04 08APR04 22APR94 22AUG93
F4 01DEC02 01DEC02 01DEC02 01MAR97 15JAN92

Family-Sponsored Preferences Analysis:

F1:

  • China, India, and all chargeability areas not listed moved forward a month.
  • Mexico and Philippines stayed the same.

F2A:

  • Mexico moved forward a six weeks
  • All other countries moved forward a month

F2B:

  • China, India, and all chargeability areas not listed moved forward a month
  • Philippines moved forward a week
  • Mexico stayed the same

F3:

  • China, India, and all chargeability areas not listed moved forward three weeks
  • Mexico and Philippines stayed the same

F4

  • China, India, Philippines and all chargeability areas not listed moved forward five weeks
  • Mexico stayed the Same

Employment-Based Preferences Bulletin
For an explanation of the categories, see our Green Card page.

“C” means Current
“U” means Unavailable

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15DEC13 01OCT08 C C
3nd 15JUL15 01JUN04 01JUN04 15JUL15 01JUN04
Other Workers 15JUL15 01JUN04 01JUN04 15JUL15 01JUN04
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs
C 01SEP13 C C C

Employment-Based Preferences Analysis

EB1:

  • All current

EB-2:

  • Mexico, Philippines, and all chargeability areas not listed are current
  • China moved forward ten weeks (two months and a half)
  • India stayed the same

EB-3:

  • India moved forward four months
  • Mexico and all chargeability areas not listed moved forward fifteen weeks (three and a half months)
  • Philippines went from “Unavailable” in the July Bulletin to June 4th, 2001!
  • China moved backwards seven a half years for EB-3 and moved backwards two and a half years for EB-3 Other

EB-4:

  • All current

EB-5:

  • All current except China, which stayed the same

The Visa Bulletin is an important tool that lets you know when your Visa priority date is or will be current. If your priority date is or will be current, it is important to contact the Los Angeles Immigration Center as soon as possible as the priority dates can change every month and sometimes they can move backwards.

To schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney, please call (310) 933-4455 or fill out our online form with a brief description of your situation.