Saturday, September 7, 2013

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

October 2013 Visa bulletin has been released (valid from October 1 to October 31 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 01OCT06 01OCT06 01OCT06 22SEP93 01JUN01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 01SEP13 08SEP13
F2B 01MAR06 01MAR06 01MAR06 08MAR94 08FEB03
F3 22JAN03 22JAN03 22JAN03 22MAY93 01JAN93
F4 08AUG01 08AUG01 08AUG01 15OCT96 22MAR90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15SEP08 15JUN08 C C
3rd 01JUL10 01JUL10 22SEP03 01JUL10 15DEC06
Other Workers 01JUL10 22SEP04 22SEP03 01JUL10 15DEC06
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_6062.html

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Every case would be helpful. Thank you :)

Next Steps: If priority date is current and

1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html 

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36 comments:

  1. Thank you Amazon for helping thousands of people. You should consider adding a donate/contribute button on the site.

    I am sure lots of people who find this useful would like to support. :)

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    1. I agree. I like the community here more. People are much more nicer and helpful here compared to other forums.

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  2. thank u amazon.waiting to see oct VB.

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  3. Would F2A category retrogress in October visa bulletin?

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    1. Since USCIS have received sufficient demand, F2A category is likely to retrogress.

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  4. 2-3 weeks of approval is just soo unfair!

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    1. Agree with U, but although they get to finish their case at NVC now they will depend on the Visa Bulletin so they are most likely to continue waiting.

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  5. Hi Amazon,
    My EB3 ROW is current in September. My wife had applied I485 and I140 concurrently under EB2ROW. However, her I140 has not been approved yet. Thus, we sent an email to USCIS to adjudicate pending 485 on the basis of my approved I140. However, we still have not heard anything from USCIS. I am wondering how long it is going to take USCIS to transfer the case.

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    1. You can call USCIS to get more updates. Their contact number in on right side of this page (under USCIS Links section).

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    2. Hi ,

      I am having priority date March 9 2010 on EB2 any predications when my date will be current approximately ?

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  6. I have a pending I-485 in EB-2 India category PD Oct. 2007. I-485 filed on March 2012. USCIS recd my response to RFE on July 5, 2013. but I haven't received any decision yet. Any idea what's the average or max time USCIS taking to process I-485 after receiving response to RFE? Thanks for your feedback!

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  7. http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6062.html

    latest visa bulletin available via the hidden link ...

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    1. Congrats Hari. You were the first person to find and report it :)

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  8. The Visa Bulletin is out. Not hidden link but direct.

    http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6062.html

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    1. Actually they first upload the file (bulletin_6062.html) on the server and then add a link to this file from the homepage.

      The Find Hidden VB tool directly found this newly uploaded file.

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    2. Amazon, yes. But this time, the time between finding hidden link and actual posting in their site was very minimal. I was monitoring constantly and within the 15 minutes window, it was public as well.

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    3. Think of it this way. Once they upload the file, there are three ways you can find the link:

      1. Manually change URL on their website (6050, 6051, 6052, etc)
      2. Wait for them to link to that file from visa bulletin page
      3. Use Find Hidden VB Link tool.

      For # 2 above, you will have to depend on them to add the link from main page.

      If they upload it a day or two earlier (before releasing it officially), you may not know about it. This tool makes it super easy to find this link.

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  9. Visa Bulletin for October is out, and F2A for Mexico is on Sept. 1, 2013!!!
    Praise the Lord! It only retrogressed a few days!!!

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    1. Yeah, for some reason they like to keep Mexico 1 week behind.

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  10. What does the following information mean for someone from India? If I have already applied for I-130 and having got the priority date for Aug-26-2013, does this apply longer waits at all?

    NOTE: For October, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 01SEP13. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 01SEP13 and earlier than 08SEP13. (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)

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  11. Hi My priority date is June-12-2013 for my spouse under f2a category in VSC. I have bnot recived NOA2 yet. so what next MR. amazon. I will really appreciate if you can help me out.

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  12. Thanks for the info.
    Is there any reason for which they don't want to release the October demand data ? . I will not resist another 3 year retrogression on EB3 (like happened some years ago)....

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    1. Some are suggesting that they might stop pushing out monthly demand data for EB category.

      We will have to wait and see if they decide to publish November demand data next month.

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  13. Why did they not retrogress the F2A category as they had predicted they would? Or is this just the calm before the storm, and next month it might be even more retrogressed?

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    1. F2A category retrogressed to Sept 8, 2013 (and Sept 1 for Mexico). October visa bulletin is valid from October 1.

      Hence from October 1 they will only process applicants (I-485 or consular processing) whose PD is current (before Sept 1 or Sept 8).

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  14. since it is the start of fiscal year and vb is out already with a cutoff date,so we wont be expecting for retrogression this coming months for f2a category?please enlighten us amazon,tnx...

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  15. Amazon,

    Do you have any prediction for EB2 India in Nov bulletin? Thanks for your helpful posts here!!

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  16. Hi Amazon,
    I filed for my wife under f2a category on june 12th 2013 under VSC. When i called them today they told me your case has been transfered to local uscis office which is Baltimore MD on september 10th. they will contact you. How much time it will take them any idea. I will really appreciate it as i dont know how much baltimore takes time to process I-130. Thanks in advance.

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  17. hi our pritory date is the 3 of February 2003 can you please tell me how long more I have to wait we are in f3 catogery

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  18. could you pls post prediction for November visabulletin because posting like such would help us calculate aside from GC Calculator. thank you.

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  19. Hi Amazon! me and my family have a pending I485 here in the states and our PD is Jan 3. 1993 F3 category in the Philippines and the VB for October is Jan 1,1993 are we gonna be covered ? Thanks for your help much appreciated.

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  20. ILs are going out today, I read a user got his, P1a 3rd October 2006. Hope we see more later today or tomorrow.

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  21. Hi Amazon
    I am using F1 visa to study in the USA. I filed I-130 and I-485 concurrently in August because F2A category was current. Today I receive my EAD card. Does it mean that I don't have to maintain my I-20 and F1 status since I already got my EAD?

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  22. Hi everyone! does anybody know how long it takes for green card to be released the moment the PD become current? Thanks!

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