The U.S. Department of State has released the January Visa Bulletin and it looks like 2013 is off to a good start, especially with regard to the EB-3 category which will see small advancements in four of the five areas of chargeability. In the EB-2 category, Chinese nationals will see a two month advancement from October 22, 2007 to December 8, 2007; while Indian nationals will remain at September 1, 2004. Mexican, Filipino, and nationals from all other areas of chargeability remain current through January 2013.
Those in the EB-3 category, with the exception of Filipino nationals, will all see advancements in priority dates. Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability areas will see a two month advancement, while Indian nationals will an advancement of seven days.
As always, due to the possibility of retrogression, its vitally important that I-485 applications be filed in the first month of visa availability. If your priority date is current or will become current based on the January 2013 visa bulletin, please contact our office.
For additional information regarding the Visa Bulletin, or any other immigration matters, please contact Valentine at 215-979-1840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.