June 2009 Visa Bulletin : EB2 India Retrogresses 4 Years!!

I was shocked when the June 2009 visa bulletin came out. The cutoff date for India in the EB2 category has retrogressed to January 1, 2000. The June Visa Bulletin will become effective as of June 1st. Thus, the May Visa Bulletin, with an EB2 India cutoff date of February 15, 2004 remains effective through May 31, 2009.

Why is this happening clients ask? The high level of demand in the EB2 India category, and the need to keep within the annual limits set by law. The DOS stated that it is currently not possible to estimate whether this retrogression will continue for the rest of the fiscal year. My predication is that it will get worse before it will get better. We will keep you posted.

Click here for the June 2009 Bulletin