Thursday, November 7, 2013

December 2013 Visa Bulletin

For November 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/10/visa-bulletin-november-2013.html

For analysis of December 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/11/analysis-december-2013-visa-bulletin.html

December 2013 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from December 1 to December 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 15NOV06 15NOV06 15NOV06 22SEP93 01JUL01
F2A
08SEP13
08SEP13
08SEP13
01SEP13
08SEP13
F2B 01MAY06 01MAY06 01MAY06 01APR94 22MAR03
F3 08MAR03 08MAR03 08MAR03 01JUN93 22JAN93
F4 08SEP01 08SEP01 08SEP01 22OCT96 01JUN90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08NOV08 15NOV04 C C
3rd 01OCT11 01OCT11 01SEP03 01OCT11 08JAN07
Other Workers 01OCT11 01OCT11 01SEP03 01OCT11 08JAN07
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://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6211.html

If you have not done it, remember to add your case to the GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

Also See:

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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64 comments:

  1. I have my first pd from dec 2007, but now new perm with new employer applied in April this year and is pending approval.

    When do you think the pd will reach or cross 2007 after the december retrogression.

    I read, USCIS/DOS adopted the new strategy of applying 2800 visas beginning of each fy instead of doing it last quarter.

    Any insight greatly appreciated Thanks

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    1. why do not you stuck with that employer until you get the GC, i am not sure why some guys keep changing employer.

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    2. Old employer filed in eb3 and got laid off but was able to find an employer who was willing to do eb2 but didnt start process until early this year.

      Moreover, since I am from India, the estimates said I will get my gc by 2040 if I were to stick with eb3.

      HTH

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    3. If the I-140 is approved from old employer, you can retain the old priority date.

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    4. Hi Amazon, does it make a difference if the new employment is in a different state. Eg. I got I 140 approved in Tx with priority date as feb 2012 eb2 India. Now if I move to California and if the new company goes thru perm and 140, still my priority date remain the same as feb 2012. Thanks

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    5. It should not matter as long as the job description is same. Your new company lawyer can help you with this.

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  2. "Note: Based on data from GC Tracker and Forum, USCIS is currently approving I-485 cases in just 60-70 days. This is faster than the 4 months processing time listed on their website."

    Is it 60-70 days from the receipt date or from the notice date? There are two dates in the receipt that I got from USCIS. And I see that there is pretty much a 1 week difference between the receipt and notice dates.

    Thank you.

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  3. Is DEC VB coming out today or next week? What's the scoop? Any news from Embassy in India?

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    1. 80% change today otherwise on Monday.

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    2. Thanks Anonymous! I guess we shall wait a few more hours. It would be great if they did publish today.I'm EB 3 ROW. 5 days ahead of current date. Any move forward would get me in.
      Good luck to everyone! Keep positive!!

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    3. congrats Anonymous. My pd is May 10, 2011 eb3row.
      Hope to get current this visa bulletin. my h1b will expire next december 2014. hope to get green :)

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    4. My PD is May 31, 2011 , EB3 ROW. Waiting eagerly for the visa bulletin

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    5. My PD is Oct 29, 2010. I hope it'll be current in December VB.

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    6. I don't think December VB will be out today. Normally they publish in the AM hours. Let's wait till Monday.

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    7. Not sure where in the world you are... and when your morning takes place. However, they tend to publish in the afternoon Eastern Time. I shall give them till 5pm EST ... 2.5 hrs to go.

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    8. I think they are going to publish it on Monday.

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    9. my pd is May 20,2011 EB3ROW

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    10. Yes, December VB will be out on Monday.

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    11. It's not over till it's over. 60 more mins. but I guess 11/11 is a cool day the hear the news about becoming current. But what a sweet weekend would it be if we heard today.

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    12. It's out!!! and I'm in!! I said it.. not over till it's over!!! Best Wishes to all!!!

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  4. my pd is april 26 2011. waiting for bulletin and hopefully it will be current.

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  5. mine is Feb 22nd 2012 ROW. I don't really have high hopes this time, but I REALLY hope you all get out of my queue :) Good luck anonymouses.

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  6. My PD is 1st july 2008 EB2-I, When do you think it will be current. Please tell

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  7. When will dates move forward for EB2 I again? Thanks

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    1. I will add a blog post soon for Eb2 India.

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  8. Dear Amazon, do you think i shoudl start my application for i-485, since my PD is april 26, 2011, as you predict, it is going to be current in December or January, what do you suggest?please please please

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    1. Start collecting what the documents needed. and may be schedule an appointment for with the doctor. then wait until Monday to see what the VB says.

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    2. Monday :(. i thought they are going to release today.

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  9. Monday is a holiday... I hope that doesn't affect the visa bulletin release.

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    1. What holiday is this? :)

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  10. published
    1 oct 11 for row
    http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_6211.html

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    1. Congratulations everybody! :)

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  11. congrats to all current ! hoping for my dec 2011 PD eb3row to be current next month !

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  12. Finally my PD is Current, Thanks for everybody and especially Amazon.

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  13. Hello Amazon. The bulletin just got released. With the exception of Indian priority dates which saw some expected retrogression, there has been some significant movement across all employment-based categories. I've been reading details about spillovers from this blog and others as well, and my question is, is there some truth to discussions regarding the distribution of spillover numbers in which they might change the strategy from waiting until the end of the fiscal year to apply those numbers to actually applying them as early as today?

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    1. That is correct. I will add a blog post about this.

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  14. Follow-up question: is there any official source that made a statement in that regard?

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  15. Thank you Amazon! your predictions are incredibly accurate!

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  16. My PD is Dec 2012, EB-3 ROW. Any idea when can this get current?

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  17. Hi amazon,My Noa2 has been approved on nov 7th MY PD is june 12 2013. Now how much time it will take to get case number from NVC and do u think by next march or april my wife wud b able to get interview if i summit all my papers and fees on time as i recieved

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    1. Please see the blog post below. It has complete steps for NVC and typical timeline for each step.

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

      You can also look at the GC Tracker to find other people who are from same country as you. It would help give you idea of actual processing time for each step.

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  18. Good day! Dear Amazon, Hope you would update the GC Calculator based on December 2013 visa bulletin for us to calculate our future status. Thank you so much. :)

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  19. Hi Amazon, thank you so much for your insights here, it really helped us a lot.i just want to ask what will happen if my daughter during the interview is more than 21yrs.old already?Do you think they wud consider her application wd me? My Pd is Dec.2007 P.more power Amazon and God bless

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    1. The best way to go about this would be to consult a lawyer. There is such a thing called the CSPA (Child Status Protection Act) that deals with children that aged out while enduring all the delays in their immigration application, and your lawyer would be able to determine if you qualify for this. In your case, your child would not be considered a minor anymore by the time your PD becomes current and would then be classified as F2B, which would kick back your daughter's delay another 7-19 years depending on your nationality.

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  20. Thanks Habayusa.Im frm d Phils. Eb3 category, and im just praying that mine will become current next year to catch up the age limit of my daughter.if not, its really sad to leave her behind.Still waiting in vain....

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    1. Anonymous what is your priority date?i will you the idea.thanks

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    2. Anonymous how old your daughter when your application has been approved?

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    3. Anonymous how old your daughter when your application has been approved?

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  21. She was 14 then.my PD is Dec.2007 eb3P.Thanks

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    1. Anonymous You don't have any problem anymore because they were counted since your application was approved.she was 14 at that time.

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  22. Great!thank you so much;)

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  23. I'm really happy for those who can finally file for the GC.
    Waiting for this moment is exhausting and it gets even worse once you've filed all the paperwork and are awaiting for the GC.
    I filed my application 2 months ago... no news yet....

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  24. Hi there Amazon! my priority date is Jan 14 1993 under F3 category should i be expecting for a green card now or is there a waiting time when a priority is up? can you please help me understand? Thanks!

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  25. Hi Amazon! my PD is October 20, 2007 EB3 Phil. do you think I will be current by August 2014 before I have to renew my working visa y that month?

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  26. hi amazon, i just wanna ask. my pd is mar 17 2003, under f2b phil.. i just wanna know when will they start sending me the letters?

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  27. Hi Amazon! me and family filed application change of status here in the US and finally after so many years my wife and my kids got their GC and didn't get mine do you know or any idea what happen? F3 PD Jan14, 1993 or will mine come before the end of Dec? Happy and Sad, sad that i did not get at the same time. Thanks!

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