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November Visa Bulletin

At long last, the Department of State (DOS) finally released the November Visa Bulletin to cheers in the homes of immigrants and the offices of immigration attorneys. The dates in the Dates for Filing chart remained the same and the Final Action Date chart had forward movement in several categories. The cheers grew louder when shortly thereafter, the USCIS announced that it would accept I-485 filings in November using the Dates for Filing chart essentially keeping the filing window open at least another month. The limited forward movement for India EB2 (3 weeks) indicates that those considering downgrading to EB3 but, waiting to see the forward movement of EB2 should move forward with I-140 downgrade filings in November.