January 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB3 Philippines jumps to June 1, 2013

US Department of State has issued the upcoming Visa Bulletin for January 2015, and the cutoff date of processing for Employment Based Category 3 (EB3) for Philippines is at June 1, 2013.

It is a 7-month jump or 212 days from the previous month, which ended with priority date of November 1, 2012 cutoff this December 2014. Wow, with this pace, Philippines could have a current status in 2015.

Check the excerpt of January 2015 Visa Bulletin as posted in http://travel.state.gov/:

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.  (NOTE:  Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01FEB10 15FEB05 C C
3rd 01JUN13 01MAR11 15DEC03 01JUN13 01JUN13
Other Workers 01JUN13 22JUL05 15DEC03 01JUN13 01JUN13
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

EB-3 Category includes Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

So, if you haven't applied for US license and taken your NCLEX yet, it is high time that you do it now if you have a dream to work as registered nurse in the US.

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