New Cutoff Date for Filing Visa applicationWith the October 2015 (Start of the year for the immigration) visa bulletin, US Department of State introduced a new filing date for the applicants so that they can file I-485/EAD early. Visa date of Eb2 India is set at July 1st 2011, which means anyone who had a approved Labour with priority date of on or before the date set by uscis can file for I-485/EAD.
You will get the EAD within 3-6 months after filing for the Visa application.
Filing dates based on New system are as follows.
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Application Final action DateThe second cutoff date is the date of final decision by USCIS on Greencard applcation. This date will always be on or later than the 'New Date' for Filing Visa application.
Based on the DOL visa bulletin Application final action date for Eb2 India is May 1st 2005.