Thursday, May 9, 2013

Visa Bulletin June 2013

For analysis of June 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/05/visa-bulletin-june-2013-analysis.html

June 2013 Visa bulletin has been officially released (valid from June 1 to June 30 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 22APR06 22APR06 22APR06 15AUG93 01JAN00
F2A 08JUN11 08JUN11 08JUN11 08MAY11 08JUN11
F2B 08JUL05 08JUL05 08JUL05 15JUN93 01NOV02
F3 01SEP02 01SEP02 01SEP02 01APR93 15NOV92
F4 01MAY01 01MAY01 01MAY01 15SEP96 08NOV89

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15JUL08 01SEP04 C C
3rd 01SEP08 01SEP08 08JAN03 01SEP08 22SEP06
Other Workers 01SEP08 22OCT03 08JAN03 01SEP08 22SEP06
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


Link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5953.html


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132 comments:

  1. What can I expect about the movement of F4 India

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  2. Did you read the last URL above with the prediction? C'mon man!

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  3. Sorry dude..i missed that. Thnx for telling

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  4. Can we really expect EB3 to become current? or was it like a joke or something. Thanks.

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    1. Its a play on the Google search term "Feeling Lucky".

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  5. My EB3 ROW PD date is 5.8.2008. I really wish PD moves at least 6 months in June visa bulletin.

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    1. Very possible. We'll know soon enough :)

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  6. My PD is April 2011. When do I have to expect my PD to be Current? Please help. thanks.

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    1. It would depend on category and country.

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    2. Thanks for the reply. it is EB3 and country is Tajikistan. thanks. when do you think i should expect my PD to be current.

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    3. We are waiting for updated data from USCIS. The current demand in I-485 for EB3ROW is only till Aug 2007. We do not know how much demand is between Aug 2007 and Apr 2011. Hence it would not be possible to currently give an estimate.

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  7. hi Amazon, having EB3 current for June do you think that could happen the same that July 2007? after current when retrogression ?

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    1. Hi Amazon, Per your prediction EB3 China moved ahead of EB2 China. Great Job!!

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  8. I applied under EB3 ROW, my PD is quite recent (June 2012) and I'm quite pleased to see the progress made over the past few months (between Feb 1st and May 1st: 3 months but 9 1/2 months of progress!). As of May 1st I still have to wait 5 years and 3 months but I hope it's going to be much faster.
    What do you think are reasonnable expectations? Do you think these 5y and 3m can become less than 4y?

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    1. It is very hard to give an estimate for June 2012. There are many factors which affects visa bulletin movement and many of these changes every month.

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  9. My PD is April end 2003 for EB3 India. Can I expect that to be current sometime in 2013 or is that a dream?

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    1. It could reach around mid april 2003 by December visa bulletin.

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  10. are we expecting the visa bulletin today or tomorrow?

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  11. Tick tock, tick tock... Was it today or tomorrow the bulletin was supposed to be released? :-) The posting above was not specific. When we say "expecting it to be released"; it implies someone has knowledge of the release date / schedule. Curious about the source.

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    1. Are you planning to call or email the source to confirm? ;) Also are you EB3 ROW?

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    2. source does not matter since VB is published 2nd week of each month. so "it does not matter" like in song of M.Jackson. :)

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    3. Second week is very generic. It means anytime between Monday and Friday,

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    4. Yes, I am EB3 ROW - is it that obvious. ;-) Can you tell? Mar/5/2008.

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    5. Well....Amazon wrote above that EB3ROW folks are eagerly waiting June VB :)

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    6. Let me be the first to congratulate you when your March 2008 PD is current tomorrow (technically on June 1) :)

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  12. Hi Amazon , My PD is EB3-India 8 Feb 2003 , when I can expect my PD will be current. thanks

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  13. Hi Amazon, My PD is 7 Jan 2009, when can I expect may PD be current? Thanks in advance.

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  14. My case is EB3 ROW (for above question asked at 3:03 PM).

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  15. Hi Amazon, My PD is (EB3-ROW) November 3, 2008 and my H1 (6 years) expires on August 31, 2013. Do I have to extend my H1 when I become current in June-July and apply for AOS?
    Thank you,

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    1. Most likely you may have to. Once I-485 is submitted, it takes 4-8 months to process. EAD takes around 3 months.

      If you do not have EAD when H1 expires, you would be out of status.

      Also H1 extension is free for you (employers HAVE to pay for H1 application/renewals).

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  16. Is it really possible that EB3-ROW would become current? I thought CO said they hated retrogression, which they would have to do ultimately, if they made that category current.

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    1. Charles Oppenheim does not like retrogressing dates. He also does not like wasting valuable visa numbers each year - hence the large forward date movements in most EB3 categories (except Philippines and India).

      Retrogression for EB3 ROW is very likely in Oct 2013 VB if number of applicants received till Sept 2013 is more than visas available.

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    2. Unfortunately, June bulletin is gone without a "Current" for EB3-ROW (still grateful though for Sept 8, 2008!!!). Any hope it might get current during the future summer months? Hoping to squeeze in, since my PD is on Dec 10, 2010. Thank you for any insight on this matter. Your blog has been very helpful!

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    3. EB3ROW dates are unlikely to be current this fiscal year (which ends in September 2013). We are expecting around 5-6 months movement in the July VB.

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    4. Thank you! You guys doing a great job our here!

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  17. Will there be a movement in EB2 India?

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  18. F4 india is going very slow.how much time is remaing?my case is 22 june 2002.plz reply me I m very worry.

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    1. F4 India is moving around 1 week every month. It is current at May 2001. So it would be a long time to reach that date.

      We are waiting for updated data from Visa Office.

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  19. Dear Amazon,
    I have to admit that I have become a daily follower of your blog. it's highly addictive and extremely informative. There are a ton of blogs out there from Immigration "Specialists" but rarely do you see one where sources have been cited. You are a solid statistician. Amazing numbers and very very close predictions to the actual dates. I plan to follow this blog at least twice a day for as long as you have this blog functional.

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    1. If you think that is addicting, check out the "secret" stuff they are working on: http://www.mygcvisa.com/News/.

      I can find news on ANYTHING I want (Immigration, USCIS, Senate, Celebrities, NASA, Obama, etc). And this news is updated every 15 minutes. AWESOME!!

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    2. WOW that is very helpful. Thanks for sharing the link. Maybe I should make that my homepage and get latest update every hour :-)

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    3. Uh..Oh!! Secrets out. Yeah, we are actually working on 5 new features. We will let you guys know as soon as its ready in few weeks.

      Thank you to the original poster. It is very kind of you.

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  20. Here, here! Well said. I agree completely. Thank you...

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  21. why they still did not publish June VB? :(. thanks.is it today or should i just wait monday. thanks.

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    1. EB3 ROW - priority date is Jan 15, 2008...this wait is painful man..

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    2. really? whaat :(. i thought it will be at least april 2008. that sucks man.

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    3. Amazon mentioned VB would released between 10 am and 1 pm. It is around 9:20 am now.

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    4. I was saying my priority date is Jan 15, 2008 and that the wait for the visa bulletin release is painful...sorry if it got misinterperted...thought it was 10-1 EST. is it not?

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    5. The bulletin is not yet released. The guy just mentioned that his PD is Jan 15, 2008, not the PD for EB3 ROW is Jan 15, 2008. Let's wait and see.

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  22. EB3( other countries) with November 18th 2008 priority date could be reached in August 2013?

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    1. i would say earlier than that.

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    2. Thanks for your answer!

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    3. Probably in July 2013

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  23. they still did not publish it :((((((((((((((((((

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    1. Its only around 12:00 PM. Lets wait till 1 PM PT/4 PM ET

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    2. If you call 202-663-1541 (the visa bulletin hotline), you'll notice they already took down the May bulletin and replaced it with a "Test 1 2 3" message. Probably means the new bulletin recording will be available very soon.

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    3. Actually it says "Test 123" for over 2 hours now

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  24. Was posted briefly on their phone system, started hearing FB info and dropped before EB categories...

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    1. The announcer in the 1/2 message references bulletin by number 5759... which is September 2012, but the numbers don't match the published bulletin for that date.

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    2. system is messed up i guess.

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    3. It looks like someone interrupted the speaker when he reached Mexico F1 and then he immediately hanged up. We have posted the dates above (until the point he hung up).

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    4. The announcer referred to bulletin number 57 volume 9 (not number 5759) which is correct for June 2013.

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  25. is not it 4PM ET. still not published. will die from waiting. My PD is january 2008.

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  26. Finally :)))))))))))))))

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  27. EB3 ROW 01SEP08 ... Nice !

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  28. No movement for EB2 India :( Our PD is SEP 2008, when can we expect it to be current?

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    1. You guys had your fun when the dates moved 3 years in 3 months and the whole world filed for I-485. Its us EB3 - ROWs turn to enjoy filing the I-485. :)

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    2. And now it's because "you guys" i.e., EB3 porting to EB2 and hindering EB2's movement and also retrogressing the dates. This is also not fair.

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    3. EB2ROW is current and not retrogressed. The only countries which will be affected by EB3ROW porting to EB2 ROW would be EB2 India and EB2 China. The reason is EB2 China and EB2 India would get less spillovers from EB2ROW

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    4. Yes, I know when I complained about EB3 porting to EB2, I meant it for China and India only.

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  29. No luck with EB2 India again.

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  30. Can anybody give me a prediction for the July 2013 VB? Our PD is 9/17/2008, EB3 ROW. We are really close (cut-off date June 2013 EB3 ROW, PD 9/1/2008) and very afraid that the progress will stop now just like it did several years ago when the cut-of date went back again.

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    1. It is likely to move forward by 5-6 months.

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    2. Thanks Amazon. If we are allowed to file our adjustment of status after 7/1/13 how long will it normally take before we get the GC?

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    3. Thanks Amazon for all the information. I checked the USCIS website and at this point of time the Texas Serviced Center shows 8/28/2012, the Vermont Service Center shows 9/19/2011, the California Service Center shows 4/11/2011 and the Nebraska Service Center shows 4 months for I-485 processing. The latest processing time information on the USCIS website seems to be from 2/28/2013, but the same page states:

      "The charts are updated on or about the 15th day of each month."

      How is it possible that the differences are so big per Service Center (do Vermont and California only handle the difficult cases?). And why are the processing times not updated if they are suppose to do this "on or about the 15th day of each month".

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    4. EB categories are typically processed at TSC and NSC.

      One possible explanation for big difference in processing time is how many people are available to process the application. Some service centers have more employees (and contractors) than other service centers. Other reason could be one service center have more cases to process.

      Based on latest I-485 processing statistics, the workload seems to be equally distributed.

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/uscis-i-485-i-140-processing-statistics.html

      There could be three reasons why times are not updated around 15 of each month
      (1) They do update data but forgot to change the "last updated date"
      (2) There is no change in processing time since they last updated it few months back
      (3) They did not have the time to update the dates.

      Scenario 2 is most likely. If the volume of I-485 applications increases (which is likely), the processing time could increase in next quarter.

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  31. hi, my pd is 21th Aug'06 in F1B. Can you tell me when it be curren?

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  32. Amazon, thanks for your support. Now in my case I am December 2008 EB3 Row, For the next month, Do we need to wait for the demand to see how many month could move or with the june demand it is enough to have a prediction how far could go EB3 Row?

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    1. Based on number crunching, EB3 ROW is likely to move forward by 5-6 months in July VB.

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  33. Hi my PD is December 2002 F4 catogory. can you please tell when will it be current? Thanks.

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  34. Hi my PD is December 2002 F4 category for India, please tell me when will it be current?

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  35. Again a big disappointment in f4 category.... It stuck to 1 may 2001, No movement at all ... What do you think that we have to wait till next FY for any movement in this category ...????

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    1. It is likely to start moving in July VB. We are waiting for updated data from Visa Office.

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  36. OH, THANK YOU, AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!

    You are the only reason why I did not develop a heart attack in the last few days when after reading some other immigration sites that I have followed for years now, I googled "June 2013 VB Predictions" one more time in my life and I just stumbled into your site for the first time.

    VOILA!!! MY PRIORITY DATE - 01/08/2008 IS FINALLY CURRENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You may not know what help you are to the lives of so many weary, tired, yet still anxious souls. I wish I could celebrate with you when I finally have my green card in my hands!

    Oh, it hurts me so much to think that in this very tough times, many would still have to wait and go through all the pain especially with the precarious nature of this "beast" a.k.a. immigration process ... Well.

    I am intoxicated with so much joy!

    THANKS A MILLION, BILLION,TRILLION TIMES, AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You sound really excited. Thank you for the kind words :)

      Since this is the first time you are applying for I-485, this article would be helpful:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

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  37. Hi my PD is Aug 2006 EB3 India.Can you tell me when it will be current ? Thanks

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  38. Hi amazon, my pd is 4th sept 08 row,ur prediction on this? Then, how likely/unlikely is it of a possibility of pd moving bac like it hapened some time back n what causes this? Finaly, what hapens if the employer who had petitioned your imigration hapens to hav given up on u due to the retrogresion, what options do i hav n what r the odds???
    KENYA

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    1. I am guessing you are EB3 ROW. Based on data, we are expecting EB3 ROW to move around 5-6 months in July VB.

      A good employer should care about the work you are doing and not your visa status. Unless they are small company and worried about H1. You do have an option of changing employers. Though it might mean starting the process again, though you can typically retain your I-140 priority date.

      I would recommend waiting few more weeks for July VB to be released.

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  39. and what causes current dates to move backwards at times?
    How long does curremt pds take to expire?

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    1. Please see this article:
      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/eb3-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

      The PD does not expire. Applicants can file I-485 anytime the PD is current.

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  40. Hi! My PD is Dec 2007 EB3 Philippines and my H1B extension (6th year) expires July 2014. Will it be current before expiration? If not, what am I gonna do now? Thanks.

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    1. You can extend your H1 indefinitely as long as I-140 is approved and I485 application is pending. In this case it would typically be extended for 3 years.

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  41. Hi,
    What are the chances of the EB3 ROW going into retrogression in the months coming ahead? My priority date is end of OCT, 2008. In case it gets retrogressed what could be the projected movement going forward. Just want to know if my date becomes current in July 2013 VB how long will it take me to get the GC.

    Thanks!

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    1. That is a very good question. We will have to wait for updated I-485 pending inventory to get an accurate estimate. The current data is around 4 months old.

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  42. Hello Amazon, my PD is 2009 April eb3 row Europe, when do you think my PD can becomes current. Thank you, you are doing a great job.

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  43. Hi Amazon,
    As you mentioned, with the July bulletin the EB3 ROW date might move 5-6 months. I have noticed the same prediction for EB3 ROW on other formus as well. You also mentioned the recent I-485 ineventory and demand data are not out yet. I want to know what basis are you predicting it? FYI- I'm new to all these terms like demand data, pending 485 inventory etc.

    Thanks!

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    1. There are many factors which affects visa bulletin movement. Since you are new to all this, I would recommend reading articles on right side of this page (analysis of demand data, FAQ: I-485 pending inventory, EB3 ROW future date movement, etc). It would give you a good idea how future VB dates are calculated.

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  44. my proity date is 8 june 2011 kindly tell me when will Ireceive my appointment letter for an interview (f2a)

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    1. The PD has to be BEFORE the visa bulletin dates to be current. Since VB date is 8 june 2011 and your PD is not before that (it is same as that), you would have to wait for July VB to be current.

      You can also call up the US Embassy to check on the interview letter.

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  45. my PD is 21st november 2002 for F4 vietnam. when my pd is cut off day and recieve document. thanks.

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this link:
      www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  46. HI
    My PD date is Nov 2009 EB3 ROW. Can you relieve my worries by giving me your closest prediction on when my dates may become current? should I worried about retrogression again and how far back will that push my date if that happens.

    appreciate what you do.
    tks

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    1. Please see the article below. It should hopefully answer all your questions.

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/eb3-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  47. Am glad to know that the processing of filed petition is fast done...How much years to wait for my PD April 20,1992 (F1) Philippines?

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this link:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  48. Does anyone know how far is my wait if I am under category F2B and my Priority Date was 8 July 2006? Thank you

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this link:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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    2. my pd is 24/08/2001..when it will b curent?

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    3. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this link:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  49. My pd is 24th August 2001 of F4 category (Bangladesh )...Plz tell me when it will b curent...why it moves so slowly ?

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this calculator:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

      The reason is the demand in F4 category is much more than the quarterly quota.

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  50. Hi my PD is july 13 2011 of category F2A philippines when it will be current ? please respond thank you so much

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this calculator:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  51. hi my pd is jan 2002 of f4 catagory when it will current .i m from india my case is completed in oct 2012and still i m waiting for interview

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    1. To estimate when priority date can be current, please see this link:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  52. Hi my pd is 03/july/2003 for f4 india.could u plz tell me estimat date.i have tried on www.mygcvisa.com/calcutor.but it doesnt work.plz plz rply me.and could u plz also tell me is there any age limiet on children in f4.plz amazon rply my msg.thanks.

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    1. The calculator is working fine. I just verified it.

      You have to scroll down the page after you click on "Estimate" button in Calculator page.

      For age limit, please see this link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1306.html#members

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  53. hi amazon,just want to ask this my husband file me last june 7,2013 and noa1 recieve stating that june 7 is my priority date,am i current thios coming august even if he filed me this june,.thanks amazon hope u answered me,it will be a big help

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    1. Please see this:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/07/fb-category-frequently-asked-questions.html

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