April 2017 Visa Bulletin

March 14, 2017 Britni Sehgal

The U.S. Department of State released its April 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing substantial advancement for China and Philippines EB-3 and modest advancements in other categories.

HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS.

View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here.

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Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications

  • No changes for any categories.

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Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Preference Cases

  • EB-2: China advances by one month to January 15, 2013 and India advances by three weeks to June 22, 2008.
  • EB-3: China advances by five months to August 15, 2014; Philippines advances by six months to September 15, 2012; El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and All Other Chargeability Areas advance by two and a half months to February 15, 2017.
  • EB-4: El Remains unchanged.
  • EB-5: China advances up to three weeks.

 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

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