The Department of State has published the Visa Bulletin for December 2008. Employment Based 1st preference (EB1) is current for all countries. Furthermore, Employment Based 2nd Preference (EB2) is also current for all countries except India and China. The EB2 priority date for Indians is June 01, 2003 and June 01, 2004 for Chinese foreign nationals.
Why are the above priority dates important to you?
Once the I-140 petition is approved and the priority date becomes current, you may apply for a green card either in the United States (an adjustment of status application) or abroad (through consular processing). To learn more about the PERM labor certification and green card process visit our PERM article for doctors and scientists at http://demotoday.info/j1visawaiverwork-visas-and-green-cards/perm-labor-certification-for-doctors/.