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2010 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Below is the archived version of Visa Bulletin Predictions for FY-2010. Click here to see the final result.

Visa Bulletin Predictions Made in December 2010:

In the December 2010 visa bulletin, the State Department's Visa Office (VO) offered new predictions on visa availability and cutoff date movement for the remainder of FY-2011. Below are the best-case scenarios for cut-off date movement each month:

Employment Second (EB-2): Predictions on cut-off date movement each month after 12/2010 Results
China: 0 - 2 weeks  
India: No movement  
Employment Third (EB-3):    
Worldwide: 3 - 6 weeks  
China: 1 - 3 weeks  
India: 0 - 2 weeks  
Mexico: No predictions at this time  
Philippines: 3 - 6 weeks  

In addition, DOS believes that for the coming months EB1 will likely remain current, and EB2 categories that are current as of December, 2010 will probably remain current as well.

Please keep in mind that these predictions are just estimates, and may fluctuate if visa demand pattern changes.

Visa Bulletin Predictions made in July 2010:

In the July 2010 visa bulletin, the Department of State Visa Office (VO) offered new predictions on visa availability and cutoff date movement. Below are the best-case scenarios for the remainder of FY-2010, which ends September 30, 2010:

Employment Second (EB-2): Predictions Results
China: March or April 2006 May 8, 2006
India: March or April 2006 May 8, 2006
Employment Third (EB-3):    
Worldwide: June through September 2004 December 15, 2004
China: October through December 2003 October 22, 2003
India: February 2002 January 1, 2002
Mexico: Unavailable Unavailable
Philippines: June through September 2004 December 15, 2004


Visa Bulletin Predictions made in January 2010:

For the first time, the Department of State Visa Office (VO) offered their predictions on future visa availability and cutoff date movement. Below are the best-case scenarios for the remainder of FY-2010 which VO projected in the January 2010 visa bulletin:

Employment Second (EB-2):
China: July through October 2005
India: February through early March 2005
In case of visa rollover (Section 202(a)(5)):
China: October through December 2005
India: October through December 2005
Employment Third (EB-3):
Worldwide: April through August 2005
China: June through September 2003
India: January through February 2002
Mexico: January through June 2004
Philippines: April through August 2005