December 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The December 2015 Visa Bulletin was out today. Highlighting that EB2 India moved forward 10 months (for final green card processing). For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 31 days to priority date at 15 June 2014, 22 days movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 22 of March 2009; F4 category[…]

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[…]

August 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

The Dept. of State released the 2015 August Visa Bulletin today. Here is a link. Usual commentary to follow soon. pertinent note copied below: D.  CHINA-MAINLAND BORN EMPLOYMENT THIRD, AND THIRD OTHER WORKER VISA AVAILABILITY There was an extremely large increase in applicant demand reported for consideration in the determination of the August cut-off dates. Therefore, it has[…]

Priority date updates from AILA and Charlie Oppenheim

(copied from AILA) Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 4/28/14) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Apr. 28, 2014)” April 2014:On Monday April 21, 2014 Mr. Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office (VO) spoke to AILA members Roberta Freedman and Michael Nowlan regarding what his office is[…]

Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 11/27/13)

Copied from AILA website Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 11/27/13) Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Nov. 27, 2013)” During a recent conversation with Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office provided the following information and updates regarding demand[…]

March 2012 visa bulletin commentary

The March 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 45 days to priority date (PD) 22 July 2009 and F2B preference has advanced 31 days to 15 November 2003; F4 moves forward 31[…]

Advance Copy of DHS Notice on Employment Authorization for Libyan F-1 Students

We have had several Libyan clients on F1 visa in the US suffering from hardship issues. This new notice is for Libyan citizens affected by the coutries current conditions: Advance copy of DHS notice announcing the suspension of regulatory requirements so that Libyan F-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of[…]