Visa Bulletin for March 2015 Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for March 2015, which lists the cut-off dates for different immigration categories and resident countries. The visa bulletin informs applicants of the changes made to the priority dates stipulated by the U.S. Department of State.

The cut-off date for Indian nationals who are seeking approval of Employment Based second preference (EB2) immigrant visa has been advanced by 16 months, moving from September 1, 2005 to January 1, 2007.

The cut-off date for Indians trying to obtain US citizenship classification under the Employment Based third preference category (EB3) immigrant visa has been pushed back 10 days, moving from December 22, 2003 to January 1, 2004.

The cut-off date for Employment Based first preference category (EB1), Employment Based fourth preference category (EB4), and Employment Based fifth preference category (EB5) will remain unchanged.

Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for last 12 Months

Visa Bulletin for March 2015 Released

Applicants under these Employment Based categories may file Adjustment Of Status application prior to the cut-off date in March.

The immigrant numbers for family sponsored citizenship for various immigration categories and resident countries are presented below:

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedChina-Mainland bornIndiaMexicoPhilippines
F101AUG0701AUG0701AUG0722OCT9401FEB05
F2A22JUN1322JUN1322JUN1322MAY1322JUN13
F2B08JUL0808JUL0808JUL0801JAN9522MAR04
F322JAN0422JAN0422JAN0422FEB9401AUG93
F415MAY0215MAY0215MAY0201JUN9708SEP91

To learn more about the current visa bulletin, Visa Bulletin Cutoff dates for green card applicants from retrogressed countries, visit Visa Bulletin Section.