Priority Date Predictions Include Retrogression for EB-2 India
November 1, 2013 | Tags: EB-2 | EB-3
Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State's Visa Office shared his priority date predictions with members of AILA's Washington, D.C. chapter on October 23. Mr. Oppenheim's predictions, which are subject to change based on usage or new developments, include the following:
- The cutoff date for EB-2 India is expected to retrogress three to four years — from 2008 to 2004 or '05 — due to increasing numbers of Indian nationals "upgrading" from EB-3 to EB-2.
- India EB-3 will continue to move slowly.
- EB-2 China will continue to move slowly.
- EB-3 China is expected to continue to be ahead of EB-2 China.
- EB-2 All Other is expected to remain current.
- EB-3 All Other might move up to 2011 in the December Visa Bulletin.
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