Potential for EB-2 Visa Priority Date Movement in Coming Months

In preparing its May 2011 Bulletin, the Department of State will consider the approximately 12,000 unused EB-1 (visas for those with extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational managers or executives) numbers that will “spill-down” to EB-2 visa holders, and will consult with USCIS on its processing potential. The DOS reports that there is the potential for greater advancement for those in the India EB-2 category, than previously thought. The May visa bulletin, generally issued mid-April, will include a discussion of visa availability projections for the remainder of the year