Visa Bulletin for May 2015 Released

Visa Bulletin for May 2015 Released

Posted on April 21, 2015

The Visa Bulletin for May 2015 has been released by the U.S. Department of State, containing the list of cut-off dates for immigration categories of different resident countries. This month’s visa bulletin brings a significant forward movement in EB-2 category for Indian nationals seeking approval of their immigrant visas.

Cut-Off Dates for Indian Applicants

Visa Bulletin May 2015 contains the cut-off dates for the following categories:

  • Employment based second preference category (EB-2)
    • The cut-off date has been advanced by 7 1/2 months to April 15, 2008.
  • Employment based third preference category (EB-3) and other workers category
    • The cut-off date has moved forward by 1 week to January 15, 2004.
  • Family based First preference category (F1)
    • The cut-off date has moved by 2 weeks to August 15, 2007.
  • Family based second preference category (F2A)
    • The cut-off date has been advanced by 1 month to September 1, 2013.

Immigration Categories that will Remain Current

The following categories will remain current for May 2015:

  • Employment based First preference category (EB1)
  • Employment based fourth preference category (EB4) and the Religious Workers category
  • Employment based fifth preference category (EB5)
  • Family based second preference category (F2B)
  • Family based third preference category (F3)
  • Family based fourth preference category (F4)

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

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