Big Jump in EB-3 Visa Numbers for Canadian born Green Card Applicants.
The following Canadian-born TN visa professionals may now process the final stage of their employment-based green card application (i.e., file immigrant visa processing or adjustment of status):
- Any Canadian born TN visa professionals with approved I-140s in the First and Second employment-based preferences (EB-1 and EB-2). These categories have remained current.
- Canadian born TN visa professionals with approved I-140s in the Third employment-based preference (EB-3) and with a priority date earlier than January 1, 2005. These numbers have jumped nearly three years since the February 2008 Visa Bulletin!
- All other employment-based preferences are current for Canadian-born TN visa holders except for “Other Workers” who have a cut-off date of Jan. 1, 2002.
For Canadian citizens born in China, India, or the Philippines: please refer to the current Visa Bulletin for the status of immigrant visa numbers in your respective categories.
Note on Alternate Foreign State Chargeability: If a Canadian citizen TN visa holder born in China, India, or the Philippines faces a quota backlog due to the foreign state numerical limitations, he or she may be eligible for a visa number under the All Chargeability category if, e.g., his or her spouse was born in Canada.
Read about the TN visa and green card process.
Read about Immigrant Visa Numbers.