October Visa Bulletin Shows Backlogs in Some EB Categories
The Department of State had expected that the worldwide EB-2 visa numbers would become current once the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2012. However, this has not happened. Similarly, the EB-2 category for India and China, which became unavailable in June, has not budged much. China remains at July 15, 2007, and India advanced but only to September 1, 2004. Additional movement is not expected in this category for India and China for the first half of the new fiscal year.
The EB-3 worldwide, India, China, and Philippines categories are also backlogged. The EB-1, EB-4, and EB-5 categories remain current for October.