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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

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-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China-Mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 01AUG07 01AUG07 01AUG07 22OCT94 01FEB05
F2A 22JUN13 22JUN13 22JUN13 22MAY13 22JUN13
F2B 08JUL08 08JUL08 08JUL08 01JAN95 22MAR04
F3 22JAN04 22JAN04 22JAN04 22FEB94 01AUG93
F4 15MAY02 15MAY02 15MAY02 01JUN97 08SEP91

 

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

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