Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Visa Bulletin For May 2012

"RETROGRESSION OF THE CHINA-MAINLAND AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT SECOND PREFERENCE CUT-OFF DATE

Due
to the rapid forward movement of the cut-off date, demand for China and
India Employment Second preference numbers has
increased dramatically during recent months, and
at a much faster rate than had been expected.  Therefore, it has been
necessary
to retrogress that cut-off date to August 15,
2007 in an attempt to hold number use within the annual limit while
maintaining
availability for those countries that have not
yet reached their per-country limit.  Notices were included in the
November,
January, and February Visa Bulletins alerting
readers to the possibility of such a retrogression.  While corrective
action
has become necessary earlier than was
anticipated based on the information available