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[…]

November 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The November 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances 29 days taking the priority date to 1 March 2013; F2B preference advances 62 days with PD at 1 January 2008;  F4 category advances 18 days taking PD to 8[…]

July 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The July 2013 visa bulletin was released on Friday. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 123 days to priority date (PD) 8 Oct 2011.  F2B preference advanced 117 days with PD at 1 Nov. 2005;  finally slight movement in[…]

February 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The February 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 30 days to priority date (PD) 22 October 2010.  F2B preference advanced 38 days with PD at 15 January 2005; F4 moves forward 7 days[…]

October 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The October 2012 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 25 days to priority date (PD) 1 June 2010.  No progress in F2B preference keeping PD at 15 September 2004; F4 moves forward 7 days[…]

Worldwide EB2 Retrogression- Now What?

It is no doubt a huge disappointment for many (and myself) to see today’s July 2012 visa bulletin that the ‘worldwide EB2’ visa category has retrogressed almost 3 years. This is the one category that remained consistently ‘current’ in recent years (together with EB1). So why did this happen? The Department of State (DOS) has[…]

China-Mainland Born and India EB-2 FY2012 Annual Limit Reached

The below post confirms that we will need to wait until October 2012 (fiscal year 2013 starts then) for any news on EB2 visa priority dates for India and China. – Tahmina Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12042360 (posted Apr. 23, 2012)” AILA has confirmed with the State Department that the annual limit in[…]

May 2012 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The May 2012 visa bulletin was released today.  Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 39 days to priority date (PD) 15 November 2009 and F2B preference has advanced 39 days to 22 February 2004; F4 moves forward 24[…]

May 2012 Visa Bulletin Predictions- Edited

Dear Readers, thanks for all the emails and sorry for incomplete information.  Below is completed information as well as a snapshot of the chart provided at the AILA meeting.  Please remember that these are predictions only. What the bulletin will actually say remains to be seen- Tahmina. Yesterday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) published[…]