September Visa Bulletin: F2A Category Still Current; EB3 Advanced Fast!

As we reported before, if you are a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder), and your spouse is currently legal in the United States, as of August 1, 2013 you could file for Adjustment of Status (I-485 Benefits). That will include an application for a Green Card, Work Authorization, as well as a travel permit. The work card will be issued in 60-90 days in most jurisdictions. The Visa Bulletin for September was released and is still current.

On the employment side, EB3 for China, Mexico, and all chargeability areas except those listed jumps forward by a year-and-a-half to July 1, 2010. It is unclear what will happen in the next few months but we can not predict it will last. The same may happen in the Family categories as visas may retrogress again.

So if you are a Green Card holder, file fast for your spouse and children under 21.

September Bulletin is pasted below: