Wednesday, October 22, 2014

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of July 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 4,663 7,401 780 13,611
Pending but adjudication deferred 355,393 140,156 3,206 501,949
Customer action waiting 17,077 2,805 197 20,223
Completed 13,865 3,109 1,080 18,676
New receipts 15,745 4,259 544 20,691

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, October 20, 2014

USCIS US Citizen I-129F, I-130 & I-485 Processing Statistics As Of July 2014

Please see below latest US Citizen Beneficiary Statistics released by USCIS:

USCIS I-130 - Immediate Relative Category Processing Statistics:


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 5,611 23,267 265,213
Customer action waiting 5,398 5,176 21,923
Completed 11,013 5,891 55,515
New receipts 720 4,186 44,080

CSC = California Service Center 
VSC = Vermont Service Center 
    
USCIS I-129F Processing Statistics:


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 4,031 1,066 19,147
Customer action waiting 947 74 2,181
Completed 1,376 98 3,209
New receipts 1,819 87 4,237

USCIS I-485 Processing Statistics:

Friday, October 17, 2014

USCIS Visa Bulletin Predictions From December 2014 - February 2015

Department of State have posted their visa bulletin prediction for the next few months:

FAMILY-sponsored categories:

Worldwide dates:
  • F1:   Two to three weeks
  • F2A: Three to five weeks
  • F2B: Six to eight weeks
  • F3:   One to three weeks
  • F4:   Two or four weeks

EMPLOYMENT-based categories:

Employment First: Current

Employment Second:
  • Worldwide: Current
  • China: Three to five weeks
  • India: No forward movement

Employment Third:
  • Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation. 
  • China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result in increased demand which may require "corrective" action possibly as early as February.
  • India: Little if any movement
  • Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date
  • Philippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may require "corrective" action at some point later in the fiscal year. 

Employment Fourth: Current

Employment Fifth: Current

The above projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen during each of the next three months based on current applicant demand patterns.

Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits.

The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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


USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics 


 TSC NSC National
Pending 14,523 11,201 25,786
Customer Action Wait 1,703 1,521 3,224
Completed 4,577 3,325 7,903
New Receipt 5,074 3,756 8,830

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics

Sunday, October 12, 2014

December 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For November 2014 Visa Bulletin And Analysis, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/10/november-2014-visa-bulletin.html

Please see December 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 01JUL07 01JUL07 01JUL07 22JUL94 01DEC04
F2A 08APR13 08APR13 08APR13 15NOV12 08APR13
F2B 22FEB08 22FEB08 22FEB08 22OCT94 01FEB04
F3 22DEC03 22DEC03 22DEC03 08NOV93 15JUN93
F4 22FEB02 22FEB02 22FEB02 01MAR97 01JUN91

Employment Based:

Friday, October 10, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For November 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/10/november-2014-visa-bulletin.html

Please see below analysis of November 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: EB2 China moved forward by 3 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 retrogressed exactly to 15FEB05. We had earlier posted a blog post that EB2 India quota has been used up for fiscal year 2014. This category may not move forward for the next few months.

We have added a blog post exclusive to EB2 India movement in fiscal year 2014. As many of you expected, retrogression was expected 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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin

For October 2014, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/09/october-2014-visa-bulletin.html

For analysis of November 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/10/november-2014-visa-bulletin-analysis.html

November 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from November 1 to November 30 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 08JUN07 08JUN07  08JUN07 08JUL94 01NOV04
F2A 01MAR13 01MAR13 01MAR13 22SEP12 01MAR13
F2B 01JAN08 01JAN08 01JAN08 08SEP94  01JAN04
F3 08DEC03 08DEC03 08DEC03 01NOV93 08JUN93
F4 08FEB02 08FEB02 08FEB02 15FEB97 01MAY91

Employment Based: