The suspense is over of what will be the cut off dates for EB2 and EB3 category in October’2008 Visa Bulletin. The October month is when the new fiscal year begins for visa number allotments. The allotments at start of year is always cheering to the numerous immigrants waiting for Greencard approvals.
The Mumbai consulate released the cut-off dates today —
Many predictions were that EB2 will slow down and EB3 changes significantly from unavailable to a much advanced date. Mumbai cut-off dates are available now and its back to square one. For EB2 dates are retrogressed to 1 April 2003 where as for EB3 it is 1 July 2001. Some pleasing news for EB3 as it changed from “Unavailable”.
Unless the legislation to acquire all unused past Green card numbers is passed, the wait to become numbers current is a day dream.
Here is the link you can find October’s 2008 visa bulletin from USCIS