August 2016-December 2016 Visa Bulletin Commentaries

December 2016

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 22 February 2015, 23 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 May 2010; F4 category moves forward 21 days to 22 December 2003 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 remains at a PD of 1 July 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 31 days with the priority date at 22 February 2015, 23 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 May 2010, F4 advances 45 days to PD of 1 April 2003; EB1 is current; EB2 advances 92 days to PD 1 February 2008; EB3 progresses by 7 days taking PD to 15 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 14 days to PD of 22 March 2014, and RC PD is advances 14 days to 22 March 2014.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 22 Nov 2015; F2B 8 Feb 2011; F4 1 July 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 1 May 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China Philippines, and Mexico are current; EB2 India remains at 22 April 2009; EB3 India remains at 1 July 2005.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –15 June 2014

 

November 2016

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 22 January 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 April 2010; F4 category moves forward 30 days to 1 December 2003 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 61 days to PD of 1 July 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 31 days with the priority date at 22 January 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 April 2010, F4 advances 76 days to PD of 15 February 2003; EB1 is current; EB2 advances 290 days to PD 1 November 2007; EB3 progresses by 7 days taking PD to 8 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 14 days to PD of 8 March 2014, and RC PD is reauthorized with a priority date of 8 March 2014.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 22 Nov 2015; F2B 8 Feb 2011; F4 1 July 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 1 May 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China Philippines, and Mexico are current; EB2 India remains at 22 April 2009; EB3 India remains at 1 July 2005.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –15 June 2014

 

October 2016

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 37 days to 22 December 2014, 42 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 March 2010; F4 category moves forward 24 days to 1 November 2003 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 31 days to PD of 1 May 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 37 days with the priority date at 22 December 2014, 42 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 March 2010, F4 advances 699 days to PD of 1 December 2002; EB1 is current; EB2 advances 692 days to PD 15 January 2007; EB3 progresses by 14 days taking PD to 1 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 7 days to PD of 22 February 2014, and RC PD is unauthorized.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 22 Nov 2015; F2B 8 Feb 2011; F4 1 July 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 1 May 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China Philippines, and Mexico are current; EB2 India regresses 70 days to 22 April 2009; EB3 India remains at 1 July 2005.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –15 June 2014 (regress 320 days)

 

September 2016

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date stays the same at 15 November 2014, 24 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 1 February 2010; F4 category moves forward 23 days to 8 October 2003 PD; EB2 is stalled at 1 February 2014, and EB3 advances 47 days to PD of 1 May 2016.

For India only:  F2A category stays the same with the priority date at 15 November 2014, 24 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 1 February 2010, F4 category is stalled at PD of 1 Jan 2001; EB1 is stalled at 1 January 2010; EB2 advances 99 days to PD 22 February 2005; EB3 progresses by 99 days taking PD to 15 February 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center remains at PD of 15 February 2014, and RC PD is 15 February 2014.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 22 Nov 2015; F2B 8 Feb 2011; F4 15 June 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 1 May 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China Philippines, and Mexico are current; EB2 India remains at 1 July 2009 (retrogress after revised October bulletin originally at 1 July 2011); EB3 India remains at 1 July 2005.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –01 May 2015

 

August 2016

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date stays the same at 15 November 2014, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 January 2010; F4 category moves forward 7 days to 15 September 2003 PD; EB2 regresses from current to 1 February 2014, and EB3 advances 14 days to PD of 15 March 2016.

For India only:  F2A category stays the same with the priority date at 15 November 2014, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 January 2010, F4 category is stalled at PD of 1 Jan 2001; EB1 regresses to 1 January 2010; EB2 advances 14 days to PD 15 November 2004; EB3 progresses by 17 days taking PD to 8 November 2004.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center remains at PD of 15 February 2014, and RC PD is 15 February 2014.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 22 Nov 2015; F2B 8 Feb 2011; F4 15 June 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 1 May 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China Philippines, and Mexico are current; EB2 India remains at 1 July 2009 (retrogress after revised October bulletin originally at 1 July 2011); EB3 India remains at 1 July 2005.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –01 May 2015

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