The Department of State has just released the September 2012 Visa Bulletin.


This Visa Bulletin contains no surprises. EB-2 China and India remain Unavailable and will remain Unavailable until the October 2012 Visa Bulletin, which is the first one of US Fiscal Year 2013 and will be published in early/mid September. The conventional wisdom is that the EB-2 China and India dates will leap ahead, although how far ahead remains to be seen.

The EB-3 categories had a larger than usual progression in the September Visa Bulletin. This is due to the Department of State's desire to insure that all EB-3 visas are claimed by the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2012. 


September 2012 Visa Bulletin
  All Other Countries China India Philippines
EB-2 01JAN09 U U 01JAN09
EB-3 01OCT06 15DEC05 08OCT02 01AUG06


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