The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. EB2 China jumps forward by more than a year, to June 1, 2012. EB2 India moves ahead by more than seven months, to April 15, 2008. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category also advances for those born in China, with a new cutoff date of May 1, 2011. EB3 India only moves ahead by a week, to January 15, 2004. Meanwhile, EB3 Philippines retrogresses severely, to July 1, 2007.

EB5 China retrogresses to May 1, 2013. EB5 for all other countries remain current.