19 Jul August Visa Bulletin Shows New Backlog for EB-1 Category for China and India
The latest Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2016 shows a new backlog of visas in the EB-1 category for applicants born in Mainland China and India. The backlog shows that visa petitions filed in January 2010 are being processed for Final Action, with all visa petitions filed later being subject to a wait of approximately 6 years.
This is a very dramatic change. The July 2016 visa bulletin showed that the EB-1 category was available without any waiting list for applicants born in Mainland China and India. I.A. Donoso & Associates believes that the longer waiting list is the result of a increase in EB-1C applications filed by persons eligible as multinational managers and executives, combined with continued high numbers of applicants in the EB-2 and EB-5 visa categories – especially for Mainland China. In October 2016, new visa numbers will become available, which may alleviate the visa waiting list for the EB-1 category.
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