May 2008 Visa Bulletin : The Skinny!!!

Clients have been waiting patiently for the visa Bulletin to be out this month. Excellent news in many categories. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the May 2008 Visa Bulletin. It contains continued good news for some EB2 applicants from India and China. It also reflects significant forward movement in the EB3 worldwide category.

The EB1 category remains current for all countries of chargeability. EB2 categories for worldwide, Mexico, and the Philippines remain current. The cutoff dates for India and China moved forward by a month, with a new cutoff date of January 1, 2004 established for both countries of chargeability.

The EB3 worldwide category cutoff date moved forward by eight months to March 1, 2006. India’s cutoff date moved slightly to November 1, 2001. China also inched forward to March 22, 2003. Mexico and the Philippines jumped forward more significantly to July 1, 2002 and March 1, 2006, respectively. Fourth and Fifth all current.

More changes are expected in the next few months. Stay tuned.