January 2017-May 2017 Visa Bulletin Commentaries

May 2017

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 37 days to 15 July 2015, 16 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 1 October 2010; F4 category stays at 8 May 2004 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 28 days to a PD of 15 March 2017.

For India only:  F2A category advances 37 days with the priority date at 15 July 2015, 16 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 1 October 2010, F4 advances 14 days to PD of 8 September 2003; EB2 stays at a PD of 22 June 2008; EB3 advances 1 days to a PD of 25 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 10 days to PD of 1 June 2014, and Regional Center is unavailable.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 8 April 2016; F2B 1 September 2011; F4 15 November 2004 for All Areas except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico and 22 JUne 2004 for India

EB2 and 3 All Countries except India, China, and the Philippines are current; EB2 India regresses to 1 February 2009; EB3 India advances to 22 April 2006.

EB5 China (RC and non RC) –1 September 2014

 

April 2017

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 June 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 September 2010; F4 category moves forward 76 days to 8 May 2004 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 76 days to a PD of 15 February 2017.

For India only:  F2A category advances 31 days with the priority date at 8 June 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 September 2010, F4 advances 24 days to PD of 15 August 2003; EB2 advances 21 days to a PD 22 June 2008; EB3 advances 2 days to a PD of 24 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 21 days to PD of 22 May 2014, and RC PD advances 21 days to 22 May 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, and the Philippines 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

 

March 2017

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 23 days to 8 May 2015, 38 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 August 2010; F4 category moves forward 15 days to 22 February 2004 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 61 days to a PD of 1 December 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 23 days with the priority date at 8 May 2015, 38 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 15 August 2010, F4 advances 37 days to PD of 22 July 2003; EB2 advances 47 days to a PD 1 June 2008; EB3 remains at a PD of 22 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 16 days to PD of 1 May 2014, and RC PD advances 16 days to 1 May 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, and the Philippines 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

 

February 2017

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 24 days to 15 April 2015, 30 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 July 2010; F4 category moves forward 17 days to 8 February 2004 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 61 days to a PD of 1 October 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 24 days with the priority date at 15 April 2015, 30 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 July 2010, F4 advances 31 days to PD of 15 June 2003; EB2 remains at a a PD 15 April 2008; EB3 advances 7 days to a PD of 22 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 7 days to PD of 15 April 2014, and RC PD advances 7 days to 15 April 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, and the Philippines 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

 

January 2017

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 28 days to 22 March 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 June 2010; F4 category moves forward 31 days to 22 January 2004 PD; EB2 is current, and EB3 advances 31 days to a PD of 1 August 2016.

For India only:  F2A category advances 28 days with the priority date at 22 March 2015, 31 days’ movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 8 June 2010, F4 advances 44 days to PD of 15 May 2003; EB1 is current; EB2 advances 74 days to PD 15 April 2008; EB3 remains at a PD of 15 March 2005.

EB5 China- Non-Regional Center advances 17 days to PD of 8 April 2014, and RC PD is advances 17 days to 8 April 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

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