Friday, December 6, 2013

Eb-2 and EB-3 from China visa bulletin updates

Beginning with the June 2013 Visa Bulletin, the third preference employment-based immigrant visa category (EB-3) for individuals born in the People’s Republic of China (China) has a more recent cut-off date than the second preference employment-based category (EB-2). The December 2013 Visa Bulletin indicates that EB-3 immigrant visas are available for Chinese nationals whose priority dates are earlier than October 1, 2011, while EB-2 visas are available for those whose priority dates precede November 8, 2008. This situation is likely to continue.1 Accordingly, practitioners should consider filing Immigrant Petitions for Alien Worker (Form I-140) in both the EB-2 and EB-3 categories either concurrently for new petitions, or filing an EB-3 petition for a Chinese national who is already the beneficiary, Please contact us if interested