by Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin. This is the final Visa Bulletin of the 2015 Fiscal Year. In mid-September the DOS will issue the first Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2016.

The bizarre retrogression of the Philippines EB-3 continues. Although the July Visa Bulletin showed that Philippine EB-3 was unavailable, and the August 2014 Visa Bulletin showed a June 1, 2004 priority date, this Visa Bulletin lists December 22, 2004. This means that there are a few available visas for this fiscal year. Please read our blog post from May 19 for deeper analysis on the state of the Philippine EB-3.

India EB-3 and China EB-3 also have priority dates of December 22, 2004.

All Other EB-3 is essentially current, with a date of August 15, 2015. This is great news for all EB-3s, other than Philippine, China, and India.

India EB-2 retrogressed to January 1, 2006, reflecting continued heavy demand in this category. As mentioned above, India EB-3 continued to move steadily. It is now at December 22, 2004.

China EB-2 also reflected heavy demand, retrogressing back to Jan 1, 2006.

Employment- Based All Other CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN06 01JAN06 C C
3rd 15AUG15 22DEC04 22DEC04 15AUG15 22DEC04

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