November Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the November Visa Bulletin. There was no change in the “dates for filing chart”. The “final action date” chart saw significant movement in the India and PRC EB2 categories and in the Philippines EB3 category.

April Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State (DOS) has released the April Visa Bulletin There were no surprises. The “dates for filing” chart remained unchanged and the “final action dates” saw forward movement at a pace similar to past months. With only 5 months left in the fiscal year, several of the EB3 categories need to pick up… Continue reading April Visa Bulletin Released

March Visa Bulletin

The Department of State released the March Visa Bulletin. The dates for filing chart saw the EB3 all other category move to “current”. All other categories remained the same. On the priority date chart now called the final action chart, steady movement across multiple categories continued.

PERM stats

The DOL has released updated PERM stats which reveal some interesting tidbits. The number of PERM applications received this year over the same time period in FY 2014 is up over 25%. Of cases where a decision has been reached, less than 10% have been denied. Over 30% of cases are currently in audit review… Continue reading PERM stats

December Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released the December Visa Bulletin and there were no surprises. EB3 for “all other countries”, China, and the Philippines moved forward another 5 months while all other categories held steady or moved at a snails pace. Retrogression relief is badly needed and with the newly elected Senate, it is not… Continue reading December Visa Bulletin

September Visa Bulletin

The DOS has released the September Visa Bulletin, and as is typical for the last bulletin of the fiscal year, most categories saw no movement however, EB2 India and EB3 Philippines saw forward jumps. There is great anticipation for the October Bulletin to see if India EB2 holds its ground or retrogresses.

April Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the April Visa Bulletin  and unfortunately, the trend of significant movement in the EB3 category for all other countries has ended. EB3 for the Philippines saw the largest gain at 6 weeks.

DOS releases June Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the June Visa Bulletin and just like last month, there were huge gains for EB3 for the “All other countries” category, Mexico, and China.  For people born in those countries,  the priority dates jumped 9 months forward to Sept 1, 2008.  There remained little to no movement for persons from India… Continue reading DOS releases June Visa Bulletin

DOS Releases January Visa Bulletin

The DOS has released the January Visa Bulletin and for persons in the EB3 category “all chargeability except” and for persons from PRC, the news was good as the priority dates jumped forward. For persons from India and the Phillipines, there remained little to no forward progress.  The lack of movement for the EB3 category… Continue reading DOS Releases January Visa Bulletin