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EB1 Quotas for India and China

by Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram on May 11, 2017

Are we running out of EB1 Green Cards for Chinese and Indian Immigrants?

Are we running out of EB1 Green Cards for Chinese and Indian Immigrants?

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Under the EB1 Green Card Program there are 40,000 green cards allocated between the following groups:

China,

India,

Mexico,

Philippines

and All Countries

If anyone of these groups exhaust their quota for the year, further EB1 applications will be placed in a queuing system, that is called retrogression.

Sometimes green cards can be delayed for years. See U.S. Visa Bulletin. See also, How to Read the Visa Bulletin.

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On May 10th 2017 EB1 Green Cards for China and India go into Temporary Retrogression until October 1st 2017

On May 10th 2017 EB1 Green Cards for China and India go into Temporary Retrogression until October 1st 2017

 

As of May 11th 2017, the quotas for China and India went into temporary retrogression. What this means is that until the October 1st 2017, new allotment of green cards are released; no further green cards can be issued to citizens of China and Indian applying under the EB1 Green Card Program.

In the meantime, we shall still be filing our cases as normal, in terms of getting the Form I-140 EB1 Petition approved for the designation of Alien of Extraordinary Ability and moreover we should still file our I-485 Application for Permanent Residence. In the latter, the green card will be processed as normal but not issued until the quota has been re-set as outlined above. If you scroll down to Section D of the U.S. Visa Bulletin – you see for yourself that that USCIS expects these visas to be ‘current’ for the fiscal year Starting October 1 2017 – September 2018.

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Let's get your paperwork in and filed as quickly as possible.

Let’s get your paperwork in and filed as quickly as possible.

The message to all Chinese and Indian EB1 Candidates – if you think you might qualify for an EB1 green card do not delay. As the popularity of the EB1 green card continues to grow there is a real danger of the EB1 program permanently falling into retrogression. Typically, come October 1st of each year the retrogression is cleared, but this might now always be the case in the future, so do not delay.

By Chris M. Ingram., LL.M., ESQ.
Attorney at Law

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Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
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About Chris M. Ingram., LL.M., ESQ.

Attorney Chris M. Ingram is originally from Northampton, England. Chris M. Ingram Graduated with a BA(Hons.) Degree in Law from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK in 1994, Chris M. Ingram then went on to the De Montfort School of Law in 1996 and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP).   In 1998 Chris M. Ingram graduated with a Masters of Laws and Letters (LL.M) from Huddersfield University, UK. and after relocating to the U.S. Chris was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2003. Chris has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2004.

Having gone through the US Immigration process personally with his wife and three children, Chris M. Ingram founded his own law firm with the clear mission to make sure every client had the very best US Immigration experience possible. To begin with, Chris M. Ingram set about writing and creating the very best comprehensive US Immigration education platform so that every visitor had the opportunity to discover in their own time and at their own pace their US Visa, Work Permit and Green Card options for free. Today, the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram’s website has over one thousand pages of content and hundreds of education videos and testimonials to inform and inspire every visitor. We are adding new content all the time.

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