Department of State Releases February 2012 Visa Bulletin

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DOS Visa Bulletin includes forward movement of one year in the EB-2 category for China and India, and USCIS indicates that the rate of new applications for adjustment of status in recent months has been extremely low.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its February 2012 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cutoffs that regulate the flow of adjustment of status (AOS) and consular immigrant visa applications. Foreign nationals may file applications to adjust their status to that of permanent resident, or to obtain approval of an immigrant visa application at an American embassy or consulate abroad, provided that their priority dates are prior to the cutoff dates specified by the DOS.

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