September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients.

September 2015 Visa Bulletin

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 77 days to priority date at 1 March 2014, 38 days movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 22 December 2008; F4 category advanced 32 days to PD at 15 January 2003; EB2 is current and, and EB3 moves forward 32 days to PD at 15 August 2015.

For India only: F2A category advances 77 days to priority date at 1 March 2014, 38 days movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 22 December 2008; F4 category advanced 32 days to PD at 15 January 2003; EB2 retrogresses by 2 years and 6 months to PD at 1 January 2006; EB3 advances 6 months and 22 days taking PD to 22 December 2004.

EB5 China only: Priority date now 22 September 2013 moving forward 3 weeks.

We are sorry to see the retrogression for EB2 India.  October, the new fiscal year, is not too far away. Hopefully things might move forward again soon. If your priority date is current in September 2015, then best to start preparing now so you can submit your documents on September 1st. Good luck! We will report on the October 2015 visa bulletin as soon as it is out in due course.

 

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