The much anticipated October Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State (DOS) and to say that it was a disappointment would be a major understatement. The Final Action Dates chart stayed the same as September. The Dates for Filing chart moved forward slightly for China EB2 and EB3. India EB2 moved forward… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin
Tag: October Visa bulletin
October Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the October Visa Bulletin. The October bulletin is always anticipated because it is the first bulletin of the new fiscal year and provides a glimpse via the “Dates for Filing” chart as to how much progression the State Dept expects for visa dates in FY 2019. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin
USCIS Disappoints I-485 filers
The USCIS has announced that it will not honor the Department of State “Dates for Filing” chart contained in the October Visa Bulletin. Instead, they will utilize the “Final Action Date” chart and only accept 485 filings that have a priority date that is current using said chart.
October Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has recently released the October Visa Bulletin. This is a critical bulletin as it is the first bulletin for the new fiscal year and provides a glimpse into expectation of priority date movement for the entire fiscal year. In spite of speculation to the contrary, the bulletin includes both the… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin
Federal Court rules against TRO
The Federal District Court has denied a request for a TRO (temporary restraining order) requiring the USCIS to accept I-485 filings based upon the initial October Visa Bulletin. Essentially, the Court stated that the government had a good reason for changing the Visa Bulletin and the Plaintiffs had not established a legal cause of action.… Continue reading Federal Court rules against TRO
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
October visa bulletin released ! EB2 India and China to Retrogress !
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 !