May 2017 Visa Bulletin
The U.S. Department of State released its May 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing modest advancement for China EB-2 and EB-3 categories.
HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS.
View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here.
Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications
- EB-2: China advances seven months to October 1, 2013; India retrogresses by two and a half months to February 1, 2009.
- EB-3: China advances 16 months to September 1, 2015; India advances nine months to April 22, 2006; and the Philippines advances 10 months to July 1, 2014.
- EB-5: China advances three months to September 1, 2014.
Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Preference Cases
- EB-2: China advances by three weeks to February 8, 2013.
- EB-3: China advances by one and a half months to October 1, 2014; Philippines advances by three and a half months to January 1, 2013; India advances by one day to March 25, 2005; El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and All Other Chargeability Areas advance by one month to March 15, 2017.
- EB-4: No change.
- EB-5: China advances up to one and a half weeks to May 22, 2014.
Employment-based green card categories:
- EB-1: Priority workers with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors or researchers, and executives or managers who’ve transferred to the United States
- EB-2: Individuals with advanced degrees, exceptional abilities, or those holding national interest waivers
- EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals and others who don’t qualify for EB-1 or EB-2
- EB-4: Religious workers, broadcasters, Iraq/Afghan translators, Iraqis who have assisted the United States, physicians, Armed Forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, Retired NATO-6 employees, spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees
- EB-5: Investors who are investing in a new commercial enterprise