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
If you are impacted by the Visa Bulletin issued each month and are curious about the movement of dates forward and backward (retrogression) and are not listening to the monthly youtube live streaming event hosted by the Department of State, I encourage you to start listening. Here is a link to the event held last… Continue reading Chats with Charlie-Visa Bulletin
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
The Department of State (DOS) has released the May Visa Bulletin and the Final Action Dates chart showed steady movement forward for both EB2 and EB3 categories for the retrogressed countries of China and India. India EB3 jumped the most; 5 months. All other countries remained current. The USCIS announced that for May, it would… Continue reading May Visa Bulletin
The Department of State (DOS) has released the March Visa Bulletin and all categories that were current in February, remained current for March. All categories for both India and China saw forward movement at a greater pace than in previous months with EB1 jumping forward over 6 mos. As expected, the USCIS has chosen not… Continue reading March Visa Bulletin
Last week, the Department of State (DOS) released the February Visa Bulletin and as expected, it remained largely unchanged. India and China EB1 saw several months of forward movement in the Final Action Date Chart but, other categories saw forward movement of only a few days. The USCIS announced that it would not honor the… Continue reading February Visa Bulletin
Earlier this week, the Department of State (DOS) released the January Visa Bulletin. All categories for all countries other than India and China remained current in the Final Action Date chart. India saw a jump of 5 mos. in the EB1 category but, merely a week in the EB2 and EB3 categories. China saw the… Continue reading January Visa Bulletin