The US Department of State (DOS) has released the August 2015 Visa Bulletin. This month’s visa bulletin shows changes in most of the employment-based visa categories for Indians.

Employment Based Preferences (For Indian Nationals)

The August 2015 Visa Bulletin contains changes in the employment-based EB3 category. Employment-based EB1, EB2, EB4, and EB5 continue to be current.

 

  • Employment Based First Preference Category (EB-1)
    • The cut-off date remains current.
  • Employment Based Second Preference Category (EB-2)
    • The cut-off date remains current at October 1, 2008.
  • Employment Based Third Preference (EB-3) & Other Workers Category
    • The cut-off date advances by four months to June 1, 2004.
  • Employment Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) & Certain Religious Workers Category
    • The cut-off date remains current.
  • Employment Based Fifth Preference Category (EB-5)
    • The cut-off date remains current.

Family Based Preferences (For Indian Nationals)

The August 2015 Visa Bulletin contains changes in the family-based F1, F2A, F2B, F3, and F4 categories.

  • Family Based First Preference Category (F1)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month to November 1, 2007.
  • Family Based Second Preference Category (F2A)
    • The cut-off date advances by three weeks and two days to December 1, 2013.
  • Family Based Second Preference Category (F2B)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month to November 15, 2008.
  • Family Based Third Preference Category (F3)
    • The cut-off date advances by three weeks and four days to April 8, 2004.
  • Family Based Fourth Preference Category (F4)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month and 10 days to December 1, 2002.

The Visa Bulletin summarizes the immigrant numbers available each month, providing monthly updates of cut-off dates for different visa categories and countries. Indian applicants whose priority dates are earlier than the cut-off dates may be given an immigrant visa number. EB-1, EB-4, and EB-5 visa categories remain current for the month of August 2015, so numbers are available for all qualified Indian applicants under these categories.

Fore more details about this month’s visa bulletin, including cut-off dates for other countries, read the Visa Bulletin for August 2015 on the U.S. Department of State website.

To learn more about the current visa bulletin, visit our Visa Bulletin section.