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 last Visa bulletin of fiscal year 2015. Priority dates will often retrogress or even become unavailable in the September bulletin as allocations for the fiscal year are exhausted and the EB2 categories for both India and China saw retrogression of some significance. It is noteworthy that dates continued… Continue reading September Visa Bulletin
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 has released the June Visa Bulletin and it contains a mix of news. The bad news is that EB3 for Mexico and all other countries retrogressed by 18 months to April of 2011. Retrogression in this category was expected but, many of us thought it would not occur until July or… Continue reading June 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 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 has released the August 2012 Visa Bulletin As expected, the EB2 category remained unchanged. Unfortunately, the EB3 category slowed to a virtual crawl. The Philippines EB3 category only moved forward 1 week. It is expected that the September bulletin will contain similar bad news however, we expect the October bulletin to bring us… Continue reading August Visa bulletin released !