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March 2017 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

February 17, 2017 Leave a comment
Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 15NOV12 C 15APR08 C C
3rd 01OCT16 01OCT13 01OCT16 22MAR05 01OCT16 15OCT11
Other Workers 01OCT16 01DEC05 01OCT16 22MAR05 01OCT16 15OCT11
4th C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL15 C 15JUL15 C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15APR14 C C C C
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15APR14 C C C C

January 2016 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Visa Numbers – Eligibility to File Adjustment of Status Applications

December 22, 2015 Leave a comment
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN16 01OCT13 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
Other Workers 01JAN16 01JAN07 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers
C C C C C
5th Non-Regional
Center (C5 and T5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01MAY15 C C C

December 2014 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN10 15FEB05 C C
3rd 01NOV12 01JUN10 01DEC03 01NOV12 01NOV12
Other Workers 01NOV12 22JUL05 01DEC03 01NOV12 01NOV12
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C C C C C

EB-2 India retrogresses to February 2005

October 10, 2014 Leave a comment

November 2014 Visa Bulletin pulls EB-2 India priority dates back to February 2005. Moving backwards to well over four years, the November bulletin is certain to cause an immense amount of frustration to a lot of Indian nationals hoping to receive their permanent resident cards soon.  This is especially true for those individuals that received RFEs for medicals among other things who completed the medicals and submitted RFE responses with completed medicals.  This is because medical examination/report expires 12 months from the date of report and so if the priority dates do not move forward, people that completed the medicals (again) recently in response to an RFE will need to revisit their USCIS designated physicians again if the priority date becomes current AFTER one year.  Going by the roller coaster ride of ups and downs in terms of how the priority dates are moving, it leaves vast amount of room for predictions, interpretations, and guesswork.

Lastly, even for people whose priority dates will suddenly become backlogged in November, in as much as this retrogression news causes heartburn, if you received an RFE for medicals, do complete the same and respond to the RFE in a timely manner.  Please address all issues raised in the RFE and respond in a timely manner failing which the adjustment application will likely be denied.  It is my sincere hope that the visa numbers will move forward quickly in the months to come.

November 2014 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers

October 10, 2014 Leave a comment
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08DEC09 15FEB05 C C
3rd 01JUN12 01JAN10 22NOV03 01JUN12 01JUN12
Other Workers 01JUN12 22JUL05 22NOV03 01JUN12 01JUN12
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C C C C C

June 2014 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers

May 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China – mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 22MAY09 15NOV04 C C
3rd 01APR11 01OCT06 15OCT03 01APR11 01JAN08
Other Workers 01APR11 01JAN03 15OCT03 01APR11 01JAN08
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C C C C C

July 2013 Visa Bulletin – Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers

June 11, 2013 Leave a comment
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08AUG08 01SEP04 C C
3rd 01JAN09 01JAN09 22JAN03 01JAN09 01OCT06
Other Workers 01JAN09 22MAR04 22JAN03 01JAN09 01OCT06
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th Targeted Employment Areas/ Regional Centers and Pilot Programs C C C C C
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