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September 13, 2022

United States | Substantial retrogression in the employment-based second preference category for Indian-born green card applicants

The US Department of State (DOS) on September 7 released the October Visa Bulletin, which revealed that the employment-based second reference category (EB-2) final action date for applicants born in India will retrogress from December 1, 2014 to April 1, 2012. This change will be effective on October 1, the commencement of the Federal government’s new fiscal year (FY). The India EB-2 filing date cut-off will also experience substantial retrogression from January 1, 2015 to May 1, 2012.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.


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