The employment-based second preference category is current for all countries of chargeability, except India and China. December will have a retrogression of India EB-2 applicants to a cutoff date of November 15, 2004, in large part due to the rapid advancement of the India EB-2 cutoff dates in the past several months. Further retrogression is possible, since the demand for visa numbers is exceeding the available supply. The EB-2 cutoff date for China advanced by a month, to November 8, 2008. In the December 2013 Visa Bulletin, EB-3 cut-off dates for all countries of chargeability, China, and Mexico advances by a full year, to October 1, 2011. The cutoff date for the Philippines moves forward to January 8, 2007. India’s EB-3 cutoff date retrogresses by a few weeks to September 1, 2003, and Philippines’ cutoff date only advanced by a few weeks.
Due to the likelihood of retrogressions, it is important to do everything possible to submit adjustment of status applications in the first mnonth of visa availability. If you need assistance with your adjustment of status application please call Valentine Brown on 215 979 1840.