The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the Visa Bulletin for May 2009, which announced EB3 unavailability for all countries of chargeability. The EB2 cutoff dates for China and India had been February 15, 2005 and February 15, 2004, respectively, and have not changed for May 2009. The EB3 visa unavailability is due to high demand for immigrant visa numbers and, particularly, a large number of cases with older priority dates.
The EB2 category continues to be current for all countries, except India and China. The cutoff dates for India and China did not change from the prior month. The cutoff date for India remains as February 15, 2004. China’s cutoff date is still February 15, 2005.
Lets see what the summer will hold for all visa categories.