Employment Based Visa Bulletin – August 2010

U.S. Department of State has released the new visa bulletin for August 2010 on July 12, 2010.

Here is the crux:
EB-1 category is current for both Chinese and Indian nationals.

EB-2 category, cut-off dates moved forward more than three months for Chinese nationals (from November 22, 2005 to March 1, 2006), and moved forward five months for Indian nationals from October 1, 2005 to March 1, 2006.

EB-3 category, dates moved forward from August 15, 2003 to September 22, 2203 and from November 22, 2001 to January 1, 2002 for Chinese and Indian nationals respectively
In 2008, 2,060 PERM applications were submitted to the Atlanta processing center in 2008 while the number of applicants decreased to 1,322 in 2009. Cut-off dates, for the most part, have continued to move forward. For Chinese and Indian recipients of EB-2s, the cut-off date this month moved up considerably. We hope to see the same trend in following months too.