Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Several Visa Categories Show Movement in February

For February 2009, the Department of State’s Visa Bulletin shows movement in the priority dates for several employment-based categories. For example, although the Worldwide category stays put, the China-mainland born second preference category moves ahead almost six months, from July 8, 2004, to January 1, 2005. India’s second preference category advances six months, from July 1, 2003, to January 1, 2004. China’s third preference category similarly advances four months, from June 1, 2002, to October 1, 2002. Mexico’s third preference employment-based category advances four and a half months, from November 15, 2002, to April 1, 2003.

In February, however, China’s “Other Workers” category retrogresses from March 15, 2003, to October 1, 2002, as do India’s (from March 15, 2003, to October 15, 2001) and Mexico’s (from March 15, 2003, to October 15, 2001). The Philippines third preference and “Other Workers” categories stay put at May 1, 2005, and March 15, 2003, respectively.

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