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[…]

September 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 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 a whole 8 months taking the priority date to 1 January 2013 (great news!). F2B preference advances 2 months with PD at 1 September 2007;  No change in[…]

July 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary- EB2 India Sees Significant Advancement!

The July 2014 visa bulletin was released this morning. Headline: EB2 India sees a jump forward of 3 years, 9 months and 18 days.   Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: No movement in F2A category since last month’s retrogression leaving priority date at 1 May[…]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The March 2014 visa bulletin was released today.  There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward again – this time by 3 months.  F2A for ALL countries has not moved but Mexico sees retrogression.   Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual commentary is here: Here’s the pertinent information[…]

February 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The February 2014 visa bulletin was released yesterday.  There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward again – this time by 2 months days F2A has not moved (no retrogression still).   Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual commentary is here: Here’s the pertinent information most of my[…]

DOS ALERT: VISA OFFICE UPDATE ON F2A PRIORITY DATES

Copied from AILA.  AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13121951 (posted Dec. 19, 2013) The AILA Department of State Liaison Committee has been informed by the State Department that due to the demand of F2A visas by Mexican nationals, the Mexico F2A visa preference category is expected to retrogress in the spring of FY2014. If the return[…]

January 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The January 2014 visa bulletin was released today.  There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward 184 days (about 6 months!).  F2A has not moved (no retrogression) yet.   Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual commentary is here: Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are[…]

September 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For ALL countries including India and China: F2A preference is still CURRENT. You can file for your green card, if you meet all the requirements.  Best to seek legal advice as this category comes with various issues that must be[…]

May 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The May 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 77 days to priority date (PD) 1 March 2011.  F2B preference advanced 31 days with PD at 15 May 2005; No movement in F4 category[…]