Published April 16, 2015
According to the most recent visa bulletin released by the U.S. Department of State, effective May 1, 2015, the cut-off date setting forth the availability of Employment Based Immigrant Visas in the EB 3rd Preference – FOR THE PHILIPPINES – retrogressed to July 1, 2007 – a huge setback from the current October 1, 2014 cut-off date.

The Employment Based 3rd Preference is the most common immigrant visa category for foreign workers, including Registered Nurses.   It is not known how long this retrogression will last, but employers and immigrant visa applicants impacted, such as those with now current and ready to be interviewed applications pending with the U.S. Department of State, are advised to immediately contact the National Visa Center and U.S. Embassy in Manila to seek expedited processing and the completion of their cases prior to May 1.

PUBLISHED April 16, 2015– “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2015, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois