The U.S. Department of State has released the March 2012 Visa Bulletin, which summarizes visa availability. As compared to the February 2012 Visa Bulletin, some movement occurred in the oversubscription date (i.e., the date on which the availability quota was met) for employment-based visa categories, including:
- EB-2 (professionals with advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability): The oversubscription date for Indian and Chinese nationals progressed four months, from January 1, 2010 to May 1, 2010.
- EB-3 (skilled workers and professionals): The oversubscription date for nationals of India advanced one week, from August 16 to August 22, 2002. A one-month advance occurred for nationals of China, from December 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005. There was a three-week advance for all other countries, to March 15, 2006.
- EB-3 (other workers): There were no changes concerning Chinese nationals (April 22, 2003); Indian nationals’ oversubscription date advanced one week, to August 22, 2002; and the oversubscription date for all other countries will advance approximately three weeks, to March 15, 2006.