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
As of Sept 7th, the USCIS has reported that all employment based immigrant visas (green cards) in the EB1 and EB2 categories allowed for FY 2022 have bene utilized. We will provide a further update when more news is available.
This week, the Department of State released the September Visa bulletin, which is the last visa bulletin for this fiscal year and all of the dates remained the same as the August bulletin. Often the September bulletin will contain retrogression of some categories as visa numbers are used up near the end of the fiscal… Continue reading September Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) released the August Visa Bulletin this past week and there was virtually no forward movement in the Final Action Date chart. Only EB3 China and EB3 India moved and they each moved forward only 1 month. But, on a positive note, all other categories held steady in this, the next… Continue reading August Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the July Visa Bulletin and very little changed. On the Final Action Date chart, EB2 for India moved forward 2 mos. and for China 1 mo. All other categories stayed the same. There was limited movement in the Dates for Filing chart but, the USCIS is not honoring… Continue reading July Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the May Visa Bulletin with very little movement and a warning. The Final Action Date chart showed forward movement for India EB2 of approximately 2 months but, no other retrogressed category moved. The Dates For Filing chart also remained unchanged except for India EB2 which moved forward 3… Continue reading May Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the February Visa Bulletin. Most categories remained unchanged but, India EB2 moved forward on the Dates for Filing chart by 2 mos. and 6 mos. on the Final Action Date chart. China EB2 also moved forward almost 2 mos. on the Final Action Date chart. The USCIS announced… Continue reading February Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the January Visa Bulletin and there was little movement. All dates in the Dates for Filing chart remained unchanged. In the Final Action Date chart, India EB2 moved forward 2 mos. and China EB2 a few weeks but, EB3 for both India and China remained unchanged. The USCIS… Continue reading January Visa Bulletin
Many Indian nationals that filed a 485 in the fall of 2020 using a downgrade EB3 I-140 have now found themselves in a situation where their EB3 priority date has retrogressed but, their original approved EB2 priority date has now moved ahead and may be current or, based upon more recent DOS proclamations, is expected… Continue reading I-485 Interfiling ? My EB2 PD is current ?
Many immigrants were frustrated at how long it was taking to get 485’s approved and several decided to go to Federal Court and sue; and, at least a few have won. Check out this victory from a Federal Court in Mississippi. But, not so fast. not every case wins so “easily”. A Federal Judge in… Continue reading I-485 Taking Too Long ? Sue ?
The Department of State (DOS) has released the November Visa bulletin and sadly, there were no surprises. India and China EB2 moved forward in both the Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing charts and India and China EB3 retrogressed by almost 2 years. All other categories remained current. The USCIS announced that they will… Continue reading November Visa Bulletin