The USCIS has published an FAQ on Immigrant Visa (green card) processing which provides great insights for what to expect in FY 2023. Among the highlights are: The USCIS and DOS combined to approve approximately 280,000 Immigrant Visas in FY 2022 exhausting all available visas. Both agencies deserve commendation for the effort made this past… Continue reading Good News for IV in FY2023
Tag: India EB2
February Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has recently released the February Visa Bulletin and it contains no surprises. The Dates for Filing chart remained unchanged. The Final Action Date chart showed slow movement forward in all but, India EB2 which stayed at the January date.
June Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the June Visa Bulletin. As expected, the “dates for filing” chart remained unchanged. Unfortunately, due to high demand from I-485 filings, the “final action date” chart saw major retrogression in the India EB2 and PRC EB2 and EB3 categories. In commentary, the DOS stated that India EB2 is… Continue reading June Visa Bulletin
WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! October Visa Bulletin
The Department of State released the October Visa bulletin today and it contained great news for individuals affected by retrogression. The new bulletin contains a 2nd chart identified as ” Dates for filing of employment based applications.” This second chart allows for the filing of an I-485 prior to one’s priority date becoming current. This… Continue reading WOW ! WOW ! WOW ! October Visa Bulletin
February Visa Bulletin
The February Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State and EB3 worldwide and Philippines saw rapid advancement again. India EB2 also moved for the first time in several months. The bulletin contained predictions about continued forward movement in EB3 categories but, indicated that “corrective” action aka retrogression may be coming.
November Visa Bulletin Brings good news and bad !
The Department of State has released the November Visa Bulletin and it contains a mix of bad news and good news depending upon your country of origin. If you are an EB2 Indian national, the news in not unexpected as it was predicted but, the retrogression of over 4 years to Feb of 2005 is… Continue reading November Visa Bulletin Brings good news and bad !
August Visa Bulletin Brings Good News !
The August Visa Bulletin has been released and India EB2 and Philippine EB3 categories continued to see significant advancement while EB3 all other countries remained at April 2011. This bulletin is obviously welcome news for India EB2 but, it does come with a dire warning of future retrogression in this category possibly as early as September so… Continue reading August Visa Bulletin Brings Good News !
Happy July Visa Bulletin (for some) !
The Department of State has released the July Visa Bulletin and if you are India EB2 or Philippines EB3, you should be ecstatic as the your priority dates jumped forward almost 4 years and 1 year, respectively. Unfortunately, no other category saw significant movement and the EB3 all other country category saw no movement.
November Visa Bulletin Disappoints
The Department of State has released the November Visa Bulletin and the results are disappointing. India EB2 and EB3 and Philippines EB3 showed no movement. Worldwide EB3 which had moved rapidly over the summer slowed to a mere 3 months forward movement. The need for retrogression relief remains critical.
October Visa Bulletin Released
The DOS has released the October Visa Bulletin and almost all categories remained stagnant. Interestingly, there were no “predictions” for the upcoming months. Many people are predicting that we could see retrogression from existing dates as soon as next month for India EB2 while other categories may continue to creep along.
Good news for India EB2
The Department of State released the July Visa Bulletin and it contains good news for India EB2 but, it is a bit hidden. At first glance, the July Bulletin is more of the same; a four (4) month movement for the EB3 all other country category, snail like movement of mere weeks for India EB3 and Philippines… Continue reading Good news for India EB2