The Department of State has released the August Visa Bulletin and as announced last month the priority dates for India EB2 have jumped forward to Jan 1, 2008. Unfortunately, with the exception of slight movement for the EB3 Philippines category, no other category moved forward. Forward movement in theses categories is not expected until the FY 2014 starts on Oct 1, 2013. The DOS also warned that utilization of EB2 India numbers by the USCIS as they approve long-pending I-485 cases will require a return to retrogressed dates for India EB2 at any time and without advance warning. If you are India EB2 and your priority date will be current in August, we recommend that you be ready to file on the 1st day.