January 2013 Visa Numbers


For Filipinos, Chinese, Indians, Mexicans and other nationalities waiting for the much-awaited immigrant visa interview date, we are sharing the State Department’s Visa Bulletin for January 2013.

 Remember that even if your priority date is not yet current – but within six months of becoming so – it is essential that you obtain the documents to establish your eligibility as well as the petitioner’s continuing eligibility to sponsor you. 


Some factors that will affect your visa petition is the change in the petitioner’s immigration status (from green card holder to US citizenship); turning 21 of visa beneficiaries; change in marital status of the visa beneficiary; death of the petitioner; change in domicile of the petitioner; loss of citizenship of petitioner; lack of income of petitioner or lack of joint-sponsor;  death of the principal applicant or death of the spouse of the principal applicant.



 F1 – 22 Dec 1997

F2A – 22 Sep 2010

F2B – 15 Apr 2002

F3 - 08 Aug 1992

F4 – 15 Apr 1989




EB1 & EB 2 – Current

EB3 – 15 Aug 2006

OW – 15 Aug 2006

EB4 & EB5 Current

OW refers to Other workers, as opposed to professionals or skilled workers.  EB1 are for Extraordinary Aliens, EB2 for those with Masters or PhDs. The EB4 basically refers to Religious Workers and EB5 for immigrant investors with at least $500,000.00 investment.

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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