Friday, July 10, 2009

August 2009 visa bulletin

The August 2009 visa bulletin was released today.

In the Employment based Green Card category, EB3 and other workers category is 'U' -- Unavailable for all the countries. EB2 for India and China is 01 OCT 03. EB1 and all other employment based categories for all the countries are current.

Reference: August 2009 Visa Bulletin

August bulletin has no change for EB3 green card applicants from july bulletin. It still remains unavailable. But, for EB2 applicants from India and China there is a significant movement from 01 JAN 00 to 01 OCT 03.

Things to note are:

Family based green card limit for FY-2009: 226,000
Employment based green card limit for FY-2009: 140,000

Under INA Section 202(A), the per-country limit is fixed at 7% of the family and employment annual limits. For FY-2009 (1 oct 2008 to 30 sept 2009) -- the per-country limit is 25,620.

Basically, only 25,620 green card applicants will be granted permanent residency in FY 2009, for national origin of India, for family and employment categories.

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