Thursday, September 18, 2014

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of June 2014

Please see below latest FB (family based) statistics released by USCIS:

USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics

 CSC VSC NSC National
All Other Pending 4,340 8,450 884 14,549
Pending but adjudication deferred 353,025 137,787 3,904 497,907
Customer action waiting 17,077 2,805 197 20,223
Completed 17,363 1,449 866 20,355
New receipts 16,492 4,347 627 21,618

Volume in Texas Service Center (TSC) is currently low.

CSC = California Service Center
VSC = Vermont Service Center
NSC = Nebraska Service Center
USCIS FB I-485 Processing Statistics

Monday, September 15, 2014

USCIS EB I-140 and I-485 Processing Statistics As Of June 2014

USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics 

 TSC NSC National
Pending 13,480 10,410 23,951
Customer Action Wait 1,703 1,521 3,224
Completed 4,485 2,872 7,357
New Receipt 4,844 3,782 8,626

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics

Saturday, September 13, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For October 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here:

Please see November 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Quick Summary:

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 22APR07 22APR07 22APR07 15JUL94 08OCT04
F2A 08MAR13 08MAR13 08MAR13 15SEP12 08MAR13
F2B 15DEC07 15DEC07 15DEC07 01NOV94 08JAN04
F3 22DEC03 22DEC03 22DEC03 01NOV93 08JUN93
F4 08FEB02 08FEB02 08FEB02 08FEB97 08MAY91

Employment Based:

Friday, September 12, 2014

October 2014 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For October 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here:

Please see below analysis of October 2014 Visa Bulletin:

EB1: All EB1 categories are current and should continue to remain current for fiscal year. Demand continues to be around 1200-1400 every month (per the latest pending inventory).

EB2 ROW: This category continues to remain current. Demand in EB2ROW continues to be very low at an average of around 300-600 per month. 

EB2 China: As expected, EB2 China moved forward by 5 weeks in this visa bulletin. It is likely to continue to move forward around 3 to 5 weeks per month.

EB2 India: Also as expected, EB2 India category did not move forward in this visa bulletin. We had earlier posted a blog post that according to Charles Oppenheim, EB2 India quota has been used up for fiscal year 2014. This means no new visas will be allocated to EB2 India between September 10 and September 30, 2014.

We have added a blog post exclusive to EB2 India movement in fiscal year 2014. As many of you expected, DOS has predicted retrogression in November due to large demand from (a) applicants porting from EB3 India to EB2 India  (since they have been waiting in EB3 India category for more than a decade) and (b) applicants who are filing I-485 for the first time.

Also please see this blog post for updates in EB2 (India, ROW and China) category.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

EB2 India Unavailable For Rest Of Fiscal Year 2014

Mr. Charles Oppeneheim announced yesterday that that quota for EB2 India has been used up and no new visas will be available atleast until September 30, 2014.

However if you have set up interview for consular processing, visa may still be available. The best thing to do is to contact the local embassy where your interview is set up and confirm visa availability. This may change from embassy to embassy in different countries and hence it is not possible to list all (around 200 embassy/consulate) information here.

If you are from EB2 India and your I-485 application is approved between September 10 and  September 30, 2014, please let everyone know in the comment section below.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

October 2014 Visa Bulletin

For September 2014, please click here:

October 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from October 1 to October 31 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 22MAY07 22MAY07  22MAY07 22JUN94 01SEP04
F2A 01FEB13 01FEB13 01FEB13 22JUL12 01FEB13
F2B 01NOV07 01NOV07 01NOV07 01AUG94  15DEC03
F3 01DEC03 01DEC03 01DEC03 22OCT93 01JUN93
F4 22JAN02 22JAN02 22JAN02 01FEB97 08APR91

Employment Based: