Late last week, the Department of State (DOS) released the October Visa bulletin. This visa bulletin was particularly anticipated since it was the first bulletin of the new fiscal year. Unfortunately, it did not deliver much in the way of positive news. On the positive side, it did wipe out much of the “short-term” retrogression… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the January Visa Bulletin and there were several positive developments. The EB3 all other countries category saw the filing date move forward three (3) months. This was the first movement this fiscal year and reflected less than anticipated demand. India EB2 and Philippines EB3 saw forward movement of… Continue reading January Visa Bulletin
The Department of State has released the March Visa Bulletin and several categories including EB2 India and most EB3 categories saw significant forward movement.
The Department of State has released the October Visa Bulletin and all EB3 categories saw forward movement with the EB3 Philippines and the All Other categories surging forward 6 months. Unfortunately, EB2 India saw no forward movement and the DOS predicted that retrogression in this category could come as early as Nov. As a practical… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin released
The Department of State (DOS) has released the March Visa Bulletin and the rapid forward movement has slowed. The DOS also made predictions for future months. These predictions include: further EB3 worldwide (all other countries) may not move forward and in fact, if demand materializes, actually see a retrogression; EB2 India will see no forward movement; EB3… Continue reading DOS releases the March Visa Bulletin
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… Continue reading August Visa Bulletin Brings Good News (for some) !
The DOS has released the February Visa bulletin and there are no surpises. The world-wide EB3 category continues to move at a pace of 6 weeks per month and both EB2 and EB3 categories for PRC nationals show movement in excess of 1 month but, there was only a 1 week forward movement for EB3… Continue reading February Visa Bulletin Released
The DOS has released the October Visa Bulletin and the news is discouraging. The India EB2 category was set at Sept. 1, 2004 although predictions had been made that it would be in 2006 or 2007. The EB3 category for the Philippines did not move at all. Instead of returning to current like expected ,… Continue reading Let the Screaming Begin ! October Visa Bulletin Released !
The DOS released the Feb Visa Bulletin and the priority dates for EB2 India and China moved forward by a full year to Jan 2010. The rapid movement over the past several months is due to reports from the USCIS of fewer than expected 485 filings. Future retrogression remains likely if the number of I-485… Continue reading EB2 India and China Jump again !
The DOS has released the October Visa Bulletin and it shows a 3 month jump for EB2 India and China but, the movement for EB3 was less than a month and the pace remains discouraging for employers and beneficiaries alike. Included in the Visa bulletin was the DOS’s look into its crystal ball and for the EB3… Continue reading October visa bulletin released ! EB2 India and China to Retrogress !
Recently, Erik Anderson, an immigration attorney and friend of our firm wrote a nice article calling for Congress to act to relieve the EB2 backlog for Indian nationals. Check out the full post here but, please return to our blog when you are finished reading.