January 2018 Visa Bulletin

The January 2018 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB5 Regional Center visas are currently unavailable. The immigrant investor pilot program was extended through December 22, 2017. If there is legislative action that extends the program beyond December 22, 2017, the final action date will become current for all countries other than China and[…]

December 2017 Visa Bulletin

The December 2017 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, the EB5 Regional Center immigrant investor pilot program has only been extended until December 8, 2017. If no legislative action is taken by then, these visas will become unavailable on December 9, 2017.   December 2017 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A[…]

November 2017 Visa Bulletin

The November 2017 Visa Bulletin was released this morning. Most notably, the potentially monthly movement was less than anticipated in the October 2017 visa bulletin. November 2017 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 24 days to 15 November 2015, F2B preference advances 7 days to a PD of[…]

October 2017 Visa Bulletin Category

The October 2017 Visa Bulletin was released this morning. Most notably, all EB1 priority dates returned to current as did EB2 priority dates for countries other than India and China. F4 returned for all countries other than China, India, the Philippines, and Mexico returned to its pre-retrogression priority while F4 India advanced beyond its pre-retrogression[…]

September 2017 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2017 Visa Bulletin was recently released. Most notably, F1 and F4 retrogressed for all countries except Mexico and the Philippines to May 1, 2010 and January 1, 2002 respectively. These categories will become current again on October 1, 2017. Additionally, there was forward movement in some of the employment-based categories that previously retrogressed. Please[…]

June 2017 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The June 2017 Visa Bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB-1 for India retrogresses to 1 January 2012. This is a temporary retrogression. EB-1 priority dates for Indian nationals will again become current on October 1, 2017, the start of the 2018 fiscal year. For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances[…]