December 2013 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India is 15 NOV 04 and EB2 China is 08 NOV 08. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
The good news is EB2 China keeps moving forward.
As confirmed by lot of law firm websites, earlier this month, the date for EB2 India has retrogressed back.
Looks like DOS has a new strategy this time. They kept the dates the same for first couple of months this FY. Then, now they have moved it back.
At this point, I think it is going to stay the same till June 2014 Visa Bulletin and it might start moving big from July 2014. But, we will keep a watch and see what other strategies DOS has in place.
Cut-off dates for EB3 India is 01 SEP 03 and EB3 PHILIPPINES is 08 JAN 07 and all other countries is 01 OCT 11.
Good news here is all countries except India and Philippines are at 01 OCT 11.
I thought, the EB3 India date will at-least move this month. But, for some reason, DOS has moved the date back. From the inventory data, they have 1637 applications pending for 2003 alone. That explains why the date is 01 SEP 03 as for the whole FY they can give only 2962 GCs for EB3 India.
There is no porting in-flow for EB3 India and they know the I-485 inventory. Given this, I am very surprised they moved the dates to 22 SEP 03 and now moved it back. It makes sense for EB2, but it does not makes sense to me for EB3.
There is no demand data yet. We will keep a watch on that.
You can see official December 2013 Visa Bulletin here - http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6211.html
You can see the official Demand Data here - http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/EmploymentDemandUsedForCutOffDates.pdf