Thursday, August 8, 2013

Visa Bulletin September 2013

For August 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/07/visa-bulletin-august-2013.html

For September 2013 Visa Bulletin Analysis, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/08/september-2013-visa-bulletin-analysis.html

September 2013 Visa bulletin have been released (valid from September 1 to September 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 15SEP06 15SEP06 15SEP06 08SEP93 08MAY01
F2A
C
C
C
C
C
F2B 15FEB06 15FEB06 15FEB06 22FEB94 22JAN03
F3 22JAN03 22JAN03 22JAN03 15MAY93 22DEC92
F4 22JUL01 22JUL01 22JUL01 08OCT96 15FEB90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st
C
C
C
C
C
2nd
C
08AUG08 15JUN08
C
C
3rd 01JUL10 01JUL10 22SEP03 01JUL10 01DEC06
Other Workers 01JUL10 15JUN04 22SEP03 01JUL10 01DEC06
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_6050.html

If you have not done it yet, please add your case to the GC tracker. Every case would be helpful.  http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing cases and help in estimating date movements in future VB.

Update: USCIS released latest I-485 pending inventory as of 07/17/13


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173 comments:

  1. Anyone know on which date they released the August VB?

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    1. It was released on July 9, 2013.

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    2. August 2013 visa bulletin was released on July 9, 2013.

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  2. Above you write:
    Another reader in EB3 ROW category mentioned that his GC was approved in just 2 months. It is rare but this has happened few times earlier. This means that some applicants who file I-485 in August 1 can be approved by Sept 30, especially if dates retrogress from Oct 1.

    I don't understand the last part. Why would the approval process go quicker if the dates retrogress?

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    1. As anonymous wrote below, USCIS is trying to use up all quota before Sept 30. Hence they are approving applications in just 60 days (instead of 4+ months processing time that they have posted on the site).

      If they change processing time to 2 months, they would be swamped with people trying to open service request.

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  3. It means USCIS will try to approve as many as possible before the deadline Sept 30, so that the remaining numbers left for FY 13 can be used up, not wasted. Fiscal yr14 starts Oct, thus dates could stop or possibly move back if therr is too much demand.

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  4. Yeah I know a lot of people that filed in may and june 2013 that have their gc already. I filed in June, hoping to get my gc anytime from now

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    1. That is great news. Could you request them to add case to the tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker/

      It would be helpful for everyone including estimate future VB movement.

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    2. Hi Amazon, I have tried to add my cxase twice now, i fill all the form submit but it doesn't show up on the treacker

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    3. In forum, did you register as Stratagenics

      I do not see any record for that name in DB. Also did you get any error message when you submitted data? You should get a data submitted successfully message at the end.

      I tried just now and was able to successfully add new cases.

      Could you post more details in this forum thread I just created:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&m=2547

      If you are encountering problems, few others may also be unable to add the case. Hence I would like to solve this.

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    4. Yes i did as stratagenics- i have added the info again and still got the same problem. I haver also created a post on the forum descriding the problem

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    5. Thanks Goks. I am looking into this.

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    6. This has been fixed. Thanks again for reporting it :)

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  5. When will the Sept VB come out and hopefully it brings some good news to EB2 I.

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  6. i think some of those persons that got quick approvals are citizens where as Permanent residents/Green Card Holders have a different waiting time or i should say a longer waiting time if u check the Processing Time Data sheet..My question is for Green Card holders is there anyone who got approval for their suppose with PD Nov/Dec 2012 and is waiting for consular processing

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    1. If you look at the forum and tracker, permanent resident beneficiaries with PD around Apr 2013 has been approved.

      Tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker/Browse.aspx?t=FB&c=I130

      I-130 Forum: http://www.mygcvisa.com/forum

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  7. FYI, I-485 inventory is out (as of 07/17/13).

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  8. forgot link:
    http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/I-485%20Employment-Based%20Inventory%20Statistics/EB%20I-485%20Pending%20Inventory%20as%20of%2007-17-2013.pdf

    BC

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    1. Do you have any idea how this inventory may influence EB3row i485 approval- submitted in June. PD July 8 2008
      Thanks

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    2. I havent had a chance to go through it yet. Since USCIS is approving many applications in 60 days, all approved I485 applications would not show up in this document. Thus the actual demand would be higher than listed in the I485 pending inventory.

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    3. My friend was eligible in the May VB and he already got his GC!!! :) Yours should be on the way. give it 10 weeks.

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  9. "I-485 inventory is out (as of 07/17/13)"
    What does that mean for EB3 ROW? Will the dates move or go back?

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    1. It could be good news for EB3 ROW since demand is low.

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  10. MY PD is Jan 1 ,2011, are there any chances that i could GC This year under EB2 Category

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    1. As per the Current Inventory of I485, cut off date can go till 2011 for the next month. best of luck.

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    2. Hi Anonymous,

      How do you say it can go till 2011? Isn't the EB2 inventory till 2007 or 2008 around 16000 which is way more than the expected spill over? Just curious..

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    3. Here are some numbers:

      Expected spillover: 12,000
      Porting to consume: 4,000
      Remaining: 8,000

      This would move dates to between February 2008 and April 2008 (as Amazon mentioned).

      Now if porting rate from EB3 India increases from August 1, it may only move to February 2008.

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    4. To MATT: I do not feel CIS is going to count porters from Aug 1 as they cannot approve them by the end of September 2013. How did you get your numbers?

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    5. There are two types of porters: those who have already file I-485 (and are possibly preadjudicatd) and those who have not filed I-485.

      The amount of people porting from EB3 India to EB2 India who have filed I-485 is very high based on EB3 India demand data numbers. So 4,000 may be low.

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    6. To MATT: But wont the guys who filed for I-485 with Eb3 and then moved to Eb2 show up in the USCIS pending inventory on the Eb2 category. Which is cumulative demand for Eb2 before Jan 1 2008--Somewhere around 8000. Isn't this Regular + (Porters who have the I -485 filed)...

      To Amazon: Am I missing something here?

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    7. USCIS is supposed to count these porters only when PD is current (even though they have interfiled a long time ago). Hence as soon as dates move forward and become current, the real demand will increase.

      I am sure both USCIS and DOS is aware of this and is not sharing that data; probably because they do not have a good count of porting numbers.

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    8. Based on MATT's analysis how come people with PD May/June 2008 are getting GC's? Just last week we heard about 2 cases as Amazon was reporting. Dates could go as far as June 2008 atleast.

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    9. The USCIS officer may not have looked at dates when approving the application. So they would have approved application having PD after Jan 2008 in error.

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  11. Hi guys ,I call uscis 4 weeks ago and ask about whether my 485 is pre adjudicated or not. I got call from them few day later and he did not specify anything. But last week, I got call 8773768929 again and they said my file pre adjudicated and waiting for visa number. My priority date in July 2007- EB3 then change to eb2 in December 2012 And I have applied I 485 for my wife in my eb2 category this month. Do u think I will get my gc
    first then my wife will get it and how long its takes to get green card. as I am reading, people are getting green card may 2008.when I will get mine?

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    1. Typically, it takes USCIS about 3 months to process a AOS application. If your priority date is current on Oct 30th, you will get a GC. If not, they will issue your wife an EAD I-797 and you both will get AP.
      GC will be issued the next time when your dates become current (June-July 2014)

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    2. I transfer my i485 in feb 2013. so I am just wondering how come person who have earlier PD not getting gc

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    3. Typically USCIS processes I485 application based on the I485 receipt date.

      If cases are preadjudicated, then they use PD.

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    4. receipt date on I 485 is july 2007 for eb3 then transfer to eb2 in feb 2013

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    5. Thank you. It would be great if you can add it to tracker:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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    6. I file my 140,485 in July 2007 ,change to eb2 in2012 them did interfiling for I 485 from eb3-2 in feb 2013. What is my receipt date. I did retain my PD . I do not understand how can they are skipping older pd and giving approval for 2008. Please explain me, I am.really frustrated.

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  12. One more way to look for next bulletin
    http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/visabulletin/visabulletin_september2013.pdf

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    1. your link -http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/visabulletin/visabulletin_september2013.pdf
      doesn't work. Any news on the cut-off date? My PD is April 2008

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    2. The link will work only when they upload the PDF file on the server.

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  13. Based on latest inventory up to 7/17, demand for EB3 row is very low... Shouldn't this translate into substantial movement for this category (read 2-6 months)?

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    1. Copied from above:

      I havent had a chance to go through it yet. Since USCIS is approving many applications in 60 days, all approved I485 applications would not show up in this document. Thus the actual demand would be higher than listed in the I485 pending inventory.

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  14. Maybe my understanding of the pending inventory is incomplete. Are there some insights that the pending inventory update gives us wrt EB2 India?

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    1. Due to huge volume of cases, I think, just looking at demand data or I-485 pending inventory would not give a clear picture.

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  15. My PD is oct 22 2012 under F2A category..my wife is gc holder..can sm1 pls tell me do i have chance of getting my NOA-2 approved till visa becm current..

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    1. There are lots of discussion going on in I-130 forum:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/forum/default.aspx?g=topics&f=6

      So far, June 2013 PD has been approved (even though the official USCIS processing time listed is till Nov 2011 PD).

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  16. I-485 pending inventory as per 7/17/13. Are this the I-485 cases received before 7/17/13? Are they busy with these cases or are these the approved cases?

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    1. These are the cases that USCIS is currently processing as of July 17. It does not include US embassy cases which is around 15%.

      On right side of this page, please see links for "FAQ I485 pending inventory" and "FAQ demand data". It would be helpful to read those.

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  17. New changes in visa bulletin will affect f3 and f4 category for india. My PD is May 11/2011. when will this be current.

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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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  18. Hello, My PD is April 2007 under EB3, any chance of getting GC this year?

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    1. EB3 ROW is already current till Dec 2008.

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  19. How will waiting between Friday afternoon and Monday afternoon help USCIS determine the EB3 to EB2 porting? Will they work on the weekend? If they will,would the number of applications received over the weekend be so much as to affect the potential movement of EB 2 India?

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    1. I noticed there are approvals coming in on weekends.

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    2. Yah, USCIS service center work on Saturdays. For the next two months they might even be working on Sundays.

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  20. The I-485 pending inventory as per 7/17/13 shows only 1 case for September 2008. Does this mean that USCIS received only one case with a September 2008 PD? Are the number of cases shown all the cases USCIS received?

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    1. Which category and country are you referring to?

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    2. I am sorry, I am referring to EB3 ROW

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    3. I am asking this since my PD is September 2008,EB3 ROW. I filed the 1st week of July and received the receipt notice a few days later. We also had our biometric appointment done last week.

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    4. It looks like you are the only one with PD of Sept 2008 so far. :)

      Since this data is only till July 17, there should be more people added later.

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  21. My PD is May 15 2008. Eb2 I. When it may become current.

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  22. Is anyone know what date is going f1 visa case (sons and daughter of us citizens) .Please let me know

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    1. Please see this:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/07/september-2013-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  23. Hi,

    As mentioned in the site
    September is the last month in FY 2013. All 158,000 (140,000 + 18,000 spillover from FB category) visas should be used up this month

    Question is

    As per Augus bulletin ,few FBI india category has priority date of F1 - 01sep06;F2b - 01 Dec05;F3-08Dec02;F4-22JUN01.

    How still spill over (18,000) comes from FBI to EB2I category. Instead they can use the spill over to FBI category rite.?

    Will we get this huge amount of spill over next year & also any reason for not getting these huge spill over in past & how we got this huge amount of spill over suddenly this year.

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    1. Please see this:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/02/eb-category-to-receive-18000-additional.html

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  24. Hi

    As mentioned in the site

    If EB2 India/China is not able to use up all spillovers, it will flow to EB3 categories.If that happens dates would start moving forward in EB3 categories (ROW, China and Mexico)

    As still our EB2I priroty is Jan 1 ,20008 as per aug bulletin. It means there are still more application priroity date after Jan 1,2008 till todate. So in that case unused visa number will be allocated to EB2I . If it is the case , how come the unused visa number will flow to EB3-ROW/I category?

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    1. The numbers below are random:

      Let us assume total 14,000 spillovers to EB2 India. Now 12,000 spillovers were allotted to EB2 India in Aug VB. This means DOS is expecting to allot remaining 2,000 visas in Sept VB.

      Based on 2,000 visas, DOS moves date to 08FEB08 in Sept VB. However, the actual demand in Sept is only for 1000 visas till 08FEB08. USCIS cannot allot any visas to PD after 08FEB08.

      Thus there will be spillovers of 1000 visas from EB2 India.

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  25. Hello, My priority date for F2A is 22nd october 2012 and i have already received NOA2 in feb 2012 and also i sent the AOS application and IV application fees last month. So when i should expect that NVC will schedule interview. Thanks!

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    1. hi you mention that your PD is october 2012 but u said also that you receive noa2 in feb 2012 which i am sure is an error , so my question is are you an LPR or citizen and are u doing consular processing

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    2. Hello, i'm extremely sorry that i made a mistake, in fact i received NOA2 on feb 2013 and i'm a Green card holder. I have filed for my Wife and she is waiting for the interview to be scheduled. I called NVC last week and they said that my case is not yet been sent to the Appropriate Embassy where my wife will be interviewed. Since my priority date is current so when i should expect interview ? Thanks!

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    3. You should contact NVC and let them know that your I-130 was approved around 6 months ago. If you are in US, you can go for Infopass appointment (where you meet with them face to face).

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    4. Hi Amazon, thanks for the reply. Yes i'm in US and you think that i should go for infopass appointment and what will happen after that if i do be able to meet them face to face and what is the benefit of Infopass appointment. Thanks!

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    5. hi could you please tell us which service center handled your case and which country your wife is in my reason for asking you that is because i have filed for my wife since Dec 2012 at Vermont i am an LPR and still have not receive noa2 as yet. Thank You

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    6. You can ask them (during infopass meeting) why they havent yet sent the files to local embassy in the last 6 months. They might also be able to give you more details.

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  26. Hi my PD date is 23 of October 2006 do u no when I an going to up lift my visa F1

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

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

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  27. I have filed my I-485 July 2013 and I have had my biometric appointment last week. The status of my I-485 is still at Acceptance and the status of my I-765 and I-131 are both at Initial review. According to the explanation my I-485 should be at Initial Review as well since I had already my biometric appoitment. Can you please tell me how this works. My I-140 has been approved in 2009 but still shows Acceptance online.

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  28. The reason for the delay in release of VB could also be because of US embassy closures across multiple countries. Consulates outside US are crucial in determining Consular Processing Numbers which in turn will determine the cutoff dates.

    I guess that is a more valid reason than EB2 I spillover calculations.

    All those consulates re-opened on Sunday. If that was the real reason, I doubt it may be out even today because today is the first business day for the consulates, hope we get it at least in the next couple of days.

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    1. Only 19 of the 294 US embassy were closed and only for few days. I am sure DOS would already have an estimate of demand from these 19 embassy for last few months to calculate September demand.

      The demand from middle east is much lower than demand from India.

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  29. Is there any instance in the past that visa bulletin was delayed past 12th of the month other than it is a weekend/long weekend or scheduled holiday?

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    1. 8th business day has been the longest they waited for. Today is the 8th business day. It may come still come out today. We just have to sit tight and wait!

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    2. Like demand data, what if they decide to skip September VB?

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    3. So far DOS have always posted visa bulletin every month.

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  30. Any chances of EB2I June2008 PD getting correct in Sep 2013 Bulletin?

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  31. Bulletin is out. No Movement for the next VB.

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    1. September 2013 VB is not out yet. Are you talking about some older VB?

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    2. AMAZON

      What is your guess on movement for EB2-India.

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    3. EB2 India moved to June 2008 in Sept VB.

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  32. Spillover does not happen every year so DOS is taking time to count and estimate relative visa numbers for each bulletin before next fiscal year starts in october. DOS is most likely to release visa bulletin tomorrow .

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  33. Dear Sir,
    My category is EB3 (ROW) PD is 15 May 2009.
    I have a valid US visa, my question is can I travel to USA to work and live there before my PD get Current, is that legal?

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    1. It would depend on the type of visas. If you have work visa (H1, L1, TN, etc) you can work in US.

      If you have visitor visa, it does not allow you to legally work. You would have to change visa type to work visa.

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  34. Dear sir,im in f2a category my priority date is march 26,2012,my husband filled l-824 and its already approaved how long will it takes to recieved my choice off agen?.thanks and GOD bless.....

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  35. My PD for EB2 India is Dec2007. I got an RFE in June and responsed by July 16. My status still shows decision pending upon review of RFE. Should I be concerned? Are others whose PD went current in Aug VB seeing approvals coming through?

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    1. Yes. USCIS is approving applications which were issued RFE in June 2013.

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    2. When you say 'yes' you are implying I should be concerned? How long should I wait for and is there anything I can do from my end to find out more?

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    3. Each applications is assigned to USCIS officer. It is completely upto officer when they process the application. You can call them and ask them for updates.Tier 2 officer would be more helpful.

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    4. I have called a couple of times and do not find them helpful. Standard answer is please wait for 60 days!

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    5. That is standard reply by Tier 1 officer. Tier 2 officer may be able to give more details.

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  36. When we estimate EB2 India to get PD April-2008, do we estimate April 1st only? I am on 8th of April, is there a way my date to be considered current?

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    1. It depends on amount of spillovers and porting rate from EB3 India to EB2 India. We do not have exact numbers yet.

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  37. WTF is this. It is Aug 13 and we have no signs of the VB coming out.

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    1. I do not understand what is going on. So frustrated and sad...

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    2. heheh - I hope you both became current in the SEPT VB. :)

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  38. Would my wife receiving an RFE (to prove that we are married) affect my case too? We are EB2 India, Jan29, 2008 PD. We may become current. Just wondering if the RFE affects both of us. We did respond to RFE within a week but not sure if the response would be seen in time.

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    1. Typically it should not affect other cases. You did not mention what the RFE was for.

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  39. Amazon,

    Any insider information on why the delay?

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  40. Any chances of EB2I June2008 PD getting correct in Sep 2013 Bulletin?

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    1. It is 15-Jun-2008 for EB2 I.

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  41. VISA BULLETIN OUT - EB2 INDIA 15 JUNE 2008

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    1. Great! I am in April 8. What is next..how long is the wait now? EB2/bioMetr-completed, holidng ead and AP.

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  42. And what a big leap for eb3ROW

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  43. wow EB3 ROW 01JUL10 ! 18 month movement

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  44. wow EB3 I 22 Sep 2003..... I am in .

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  45. Hi Amazon, based on EB2 date in Sep VB, what are your predictions in OCT, NOV and possible DEC? Just trying to gauge how long PD and NOV 2007 can hold on for the first timers filing for AOS? Appreciate your insight! Mean while waitit for the OCT VB is on :)

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    1. Please see this:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/06/eb2-india-prediction-2013-2014-part2.html

      I will update it as more data is available.

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  46. Great! I am in April 8. What is next..how long is the wait now? EB2/bioMetr-completed, holidng ead and AP .

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    1. I think you should expect your GC any time after Sep 1st. These dates are effective from Sep 1st. There is a possibility that you may even receive earlier (based on reports that some people recevied GCs with later dates from previous bulletin). Good Luck :)

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    2. Great, PD - April14, Holding EAD and AP. Is there any impacts if I travel India during september. Should I be staying in US while date is current. Any inputs on this please. Thanks.

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  47. EB 3 ROW - it was about time to get some ROW going.....

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  48. My PD is April 3, 2012
    I am having some difficult in interpreting the statement below in quotes which is on the NVC bulletin. I have a few questions 1) Does this mean they will retrogress and have a new date in Oct or does it mean that the new date will essentially be Oct 2013 and then it won't be current moving forward after that 2) Does it mean as they state, that anyone whose case has been initiated by the NVC already before October will get an interview and their process won't stop or does it mean they will also get the visa if approved or just the interview.

    Thanks

    "Therefore, it is likely that a cut-off will be imposed for October. This cut-off is unlikely to have any negative impact on those who have already initiated action on their case prior to the announcement of the October cut-off dates."

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    1. 1. Most likely it is going to retrogress.

      2. NVC will only schedule interview when PD is current.

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    2. Thanks! Any idea what date it will retrogress until?

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    3. Also - what I'm confused about is this. Lets say they complete my case this week. Now they usually send out interview letters a month before the actual interview date. So say they decide to interview my wife in October and send out the notice in Sept. Which PD will they base their decision on, since the NVC people said they only get the PD when everyone else does. So will they base it on the Sept VB or October VB.

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  49. HI Amazon IM NEW MEMBER, AND HI ALL GUYS, I WANT TO SEND VIA EMIL TO NATIONAL VISA CENTER AND ASK THEM IS MY CASE COMPLETED.


    BUT I DONT KNOW HOW WILL BE THE QUESTION?

    AND IS THERE ANY WEB THAT TELL ME IS MY CASE CLOSED.

    THANK YOU ALL

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    1. In email just tell them you would like to have an update on your case status.

      USCIS also have link to check case status. You can find it on right side of this page under USCIS links heading.

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    2. thank you amzone from my heart,
      but my visa is in nvc

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    3. This link would be helpful:

      http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=62280a5659083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=62280a5659083210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

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  50. is EB2I going to be retrogressed..??My PD is 17 June 2008.

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    1. I am in the same boat, mine is 18th June 2008. Looks like we will have to wait until July 2014 :(

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    2. Mine is June 23, 2008. I hope it will move in Oct bulletin.

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  51. The bulletin is out:
    http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6050.html

    EB2 india moved forward to 15 June 2008.

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    1. Hi, any idea why EB3 ROW moved 16 month although DOS mentioned earlier there would be no further movement till OCT?

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    2. So my EB2-India date got current. I-140-485 were filed together last year and I-140 is approved. I've EAD/AP since last year.
      What is the process to find out if my case is pre-adjudicated? AFAIK this date will stay current for 1Month only so do't want to miss the boat.

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    3. It is finally out! I am finally current, EB3 ROW. It moved 1.5 years!

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  52. My date is current. Thanks Amazon! EB3 ROW. Priority date: Jan 7, 2009 (I only need 6 days but CIS gives big movement.

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    1. My priority date is jan 27, 2009...I only needed 3 weeks as well, but it moved 1.5 years!

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    2. My priority date is April 6, 2010 -- what a huge, expected surprise :)! I was thinking something maybe afoot with the delay in publishing the visa bulletin, and what seemed like low demand post July 2007 (due in part to the recession). However, I was not expecting (but always wishing) that the cut-off date would move the 15(+) months that I needed for my priority date to be current. I have already been in contact with my lawyer for filing the adjustment of status. Of course, I will only truly believe it when
      the I-485 has been filed and I have the receipt.

      The one sour note is derivative permanent residency for my son. He turned 21 last year and ‘aged-out’ last October (9 months ago!). He is now on a F-1 student visa, graduated from a major U.S. public university in May with a B.S. in biology, and is starting a M.S. in environment science (working on an EPA project). Hopefully there will be some immigration reform, such as a STEM visa, which will allow him to get his permanent residency when he graduates.

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  53. I am sure EB2 folks will find this ROW 3 movement as conspiracy against them :p

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  54. Will date for EB2 India move further in October or retrogress? Mine is 23 June 2008.

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  55. Hi,

    I have a situation and I need some advice. My EB2 PD is April 16th.

    I changed my job last month and filed I9 with another company. I didnot file AC21 though. Is it wise to file AC21 now with the new company? I am unable to take a decision.

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    1. Did you talk to your company lawyer?

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  56. My PD will be current in October 2010. Can Amazon predict how far it will go for the next coming months?

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    1. I'm also OCT 2010. Our turn should come up pretty soon based on the notes that come out with VB. Demand has been really low and is not expected to grow much... We might be up the VB!

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    2. It is hard to predict the VB in Oct. Most people said it wouldn't move at all from August to Oct, but it moved 18 months in Sept.

      See the link for the prediction between Aug-Oct and scroll for EB3: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/06/uscis-prediction-for-august-to-october.html

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    3. I am guessing this is for EB3 ROW. If USCIS receive a large volume of applications, they might retrogress EB3 ROW dates so that allotted visas does not exceed the quota.

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  57. Dear Amazon,
    My PD is May 2009 EB3 Row, finally my PD is current now.
    What I have to do now?
    thank you in advance for your help.
    Regards...

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    1. What are you people smoking? The date for EB3 India is 22SEP03 in the Sept'2013 bulletin. No?

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    2. EB3 India is listed as 22SEP03 in blog post above. Did you see a different column in table above?

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  58. My pd ís 22 oct 2012 for F2A ctegory undr LPR..ón aug 13 2013 they updated my case and transformd my case tó local uscis óffice..the new óffice has jurdictíon to ur case and will notífy u with decision after further processing..what dóes thís implies tó,pls amazon do u have any idea??

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    1. USCIS has sent case to the local office (near you). This local office will contact you for next steps. If they do not contact you for a while, you should call USCIS or NVC for case status update.

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  59. Amazon,
    Finally, we are current. However, my daughter turned 21 on 18th May.
    What are our options? Is there a chance she will still be covered? Is there any appeals process if it is determined she has aged out?
    Our PD is August 2009 (EB3 ROW).

    Thanks

    Chris

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    1. Chris,

      Your daughter maybe lucky under the Child Protection Status Act (CPSA), which adds the time your I-140 was being processed by the USCIS to her age. In other words, if it took 6 months for your I-140 to be processed and approved, then those 6 months are added to your daughter's age, whereby she would 'age-out' in November 2013. I recommend you act quickly with filing your and your family's derivate I-485s to make sure your daughter does not ‘age-out’. Once her I-485 application is filed her age is frozen, and will not ‘age-out’.

      Unfortunately, my son is not so lucky. As I posted (anonymously) above he ‘aged-out’ about 9 months ago even with the I-140 processing time.

      To answer you second question, there is no appeals of ‘aging-out’.

      Andrew.

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    2. Thanks Andrew. I'm waiting on confirmation from my attorney whether she will be covered. Don't recall what my I-140 processing time was.

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    3. Chris,

      Hopefully your I-140 filing > processing > approval time adds enough for your daughter to file a derivative permanent residency visa adjustment of status application under I-485 application. Could you please update me on what your attorney says as a reply to this post.

      Since my son has 'aged-out' last fall after being here for many years: grade school, high school, university with a B.S., and now university for a M.S., and there are no appeals of 'aging-out', I am taking the issue up with my Representative and Senators. If it is unfortunate that your daughter has recently 'aged-out' I would like to use that information when communicating with my congressmen. Thank you.

      Andrew.

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    4. My daughter turned 21 May 18th. That's 106 days before Sept 1st. We actually paid $1000 for premium processing of the I-140 as we were approaching the 6-year limit and so it only took 52 days for approval. We have a gap of 54 days.
      We are considering just filing anyway and hoping they don't pay too much notice and just let it go. It's a $1,000+ gamble but if it works out, we will be golden.
      If it doesn't work, we lost $1,000 and will move on to examine other options.

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  60. Congrats to all who are current!!!

    1. Does this mean in EB2/EB3 India will get their GC who are current considering that they already filed their 485 and so far they didn't get any RFE ?

    2. Is it 100% chances to get GC? or out of all some may get and some may not.

    3. Do we need to give fingerprint again? My PD will current from next month. I read somewhere that fingerprints valid only for 15 months. For me it already 16 months passed when I given. The dates will be remain current for a month and if we need to give again what are the chances to get GC?

    Thanks,

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    1. 1 and 2. It would depend on when USCIS officer process the application. It could be random.

      3. It is upto USCIS. Many times they extend the validity of FP. If they want another FP, they would send another notice to the applicant.

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  61. Amazon Thanks for all you are doing. Can you please help me to get approximate date for my case to become current please?
    My PD is April 26th 2011 EB3 ROW. can i wait after 10 months or? please.

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    1. Based on current data from USCIS, it is not possible to estimate that far.

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  62. Hi, I'm so confused about F2A. It's current and my I-130 was
    approved on 8/12/13. its for my husband and he is outside the U.S. The PD is June 21, 2013
    what will happen next? I called NVC they didn't receive the case yet. If they didn't receive it until September 30 Does that mean we lost the chance? or he still able to get a visa without long waiting ?
    Please Help

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    1. Hi Sarah, is your case for Pakistan like mine? Basically, in October the F2A category will have a date again, as long as your PD is earlier than their PD your process will freeze after NVC approves the case until that prior date passes your PD. Before in July of 2013 the date was Oct 11, 2011 so anyone who had a PD before that were getting interviews. My PD is April 3, 2012, thats why my wife was still waiting for her interview. NVC typically starts working on your case getting i-130 approved and then processing documents around 9 months before your PD is close to getting current. So unfortunately, if the Visa Bulletin PD goes back a few years you will have to wait for some time.

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  63. Hello my priority date is 25th September 2012. My I-130 got approved on the 12th September 2013. It was sent to Department of State for visa processing on the 17th of September 2013. I am in category F2A, my dad is a green card holder who filed for me. Please help me figure out when to expect to get an interview and when my green card will be ready with the bulletin.

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