Due to continued high demand for immigrant visas, the U.S Department of State (DOS) announced cut-off dates for permanent residence applicants under the employment-based EB-1 category for India and China and all applicants in the second preference EB-2 category.
EB-1 Visas are primarily reserved for priority workers and historically remained current for all applicants throughout the year. Meaning that these applicants did not have to wait for visa availability to apply for an immigrant visa. Eligible individuals could file an adjustment without a backlog. However, the high demand led DOS to establish a January 1, 2010, cut-off date for EB-1 applicants from India and China. Continue reading