EB-2 Retrogression for China and India expected May or June, 2012

EB-2 applicants from China or India should move quickly to file their AOS

Employment-based priority dates have been steadily moving forward on a consistent basis for the last few months. This steady movement of priority dates is expected to end on either May 1, 2012 or June 1, 2012. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at DOS, informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association that he will likely retrogress India and China-mainland born Employment-Based Second Preference priority dates to around August 2007, effective with either the May or June 2012 Visa Bulletin. This reflects the fact that many I-485 Applications have been filed since November 2011, taking advantage of these favorable priority dates.

All EB-2 Chinese and Indian nationals with priority dates of 01 MAY 2010 or earlier are encouraged to file their I-485 Applications for Adjustment of Status before the inevitable retrogression in May or June.  Please contact us if you need assistance with a timely filing of your AOS or Green Card application.

Article categories: Employer-Based Immigration Law

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