The Department of State (DOS) released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin. The final action dates for Chinese and Indian nationals in the employment-based, first preference (EB-1) category remain unchanged with cutoff dates of Jan. 1, 2012.  It is expected that this EB-1 retrogression for China and India will last until October 2017 when the new fiscal year starts. The cutoff date for all other nationals in the EB-1 category remains current.

The cutoff date for worldwide chargeability in the EB-2 category remains current but for mainland China and India, where there is a slight advancement of three weeks to March 22, 2013, for China and July 22, 2008, for India.

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