March 2012 Visa Bulletin was released today and the priority dates are 01 MAY 10 for EB2 India and 22 AUG 02 for EB3 India. For China, the numbers are 01 MAY 10 for EB2 and 01 JAN 05 for EB3.
EB2 India date has moved 4 months while EB3 India has moved 7 days compared to last visa bulletin.
The rapid movement of dates is a very welcoming news for all those who have filed under EB2 India. The folks who have priority date from 01 JAN 2010 and earlier than 01 MAY 10 will be able to file their I-485 from March 1.
Next Visa Bulletin will be a good yard stick to see what will happen for the rest of the fiscal year. Given the fact that, this is the month where all the folks with Priority date of 2009 will file for their I-485 as per the Feb 2012 visa bulletin. As we have seen a slow movement compared to last one, I feel that it is going to either stop or retrogress in April 2012 visa bulletin. Unlike the previous visa bulletins, no prediction is offered by the DOS itself, in this Visa Bulletin.
For EB3 India, it is going to move at this pace only till there is a legislative change. The reason being there is no spill over to EB3 category. Hence only about 2800 green cards are given for this category every year.
To view the March 2012 Visa Bulletin -- Click Here