November 2008 Visa Bulletin – moving forward slowly

The Visa Bulletin for November 2008 was published. This Visa Bulletin reflects slight forward movement in the employment-based (EB) cutoff dates.

The EB1 category is current for all countries of chargeability. EB2 category remains current for all countries, except for India and China. The cutoff dates for both India and China moved forward slightly. India’s cutoff date moved forward by two months, to June 1, 2003. The cutoff dates moved forward by several months in all EB3 categories. The worldwide category (for all countries except those specifically listed) as well as the Philippines, in the EB3 has a cutoff date under the November Visa Bulletin of May 1, 2005. The cutoff date for Mexico moved to September 1, 2002. EB3 for China moved forward by four months, to February 1, 2002. EB3 for India moved forward by three months, to October 1, 2001.

Click here for the November Visa Bulletin