Tuesday, December 31, 2013

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of 10/31/13


Please see below latest FB (family based) statistics released by USCIS:

USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics


 CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 6,462 15,559 31,714
Pending but adjudication deferred 320,241 123,776 462,286
Customer action waiting 21,687 5,480 29,664
Completed 24,412 6,023 38,299
New receipts 16,138 9,662 27,582

CSC = California Service Center
VSC = Vermont Service Center 
 
USCIS FB I-485 Processing Statistics


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

USCIS EB I-485 & I-140 Processing Statistics As Of 10/31/13


USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics 


 TSC NSC National
Pending 7,164 1,367 8,573
Customer Action Wait 993 3,020 4,013
Completed 2,551 2,151 4,704
New Receipt 3,142 2,175 5,317

The number of completed cases in most categories decreased at both NSC and TSC in the last one month. Overall the volume has decreased across most categories in both service center.

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

USCIS News

1. USCIS Offices will be closed on December 25 and also on January 1.

Field Office and International Office Closures
If YouThen
Have an appointment for an interview and the USCIS office you have been scheduled for is closed,USCIS will automatically reschedule you for an interview as soon as possible.
Scheduled an InfoPass appointment and the USCIS office you have been scheduled for is closed You will need to schedule a new appointment on your own.


ASC Closures
If ASCThen  WeNote
Is closed temporarily on the day of your Biometrics appointment for an unforeseen circumstance such as inclement weather or a power outage;Will automatically reschedule all applicants to the next available appointment date. If you would prefer to come in once the office reopens we will process walk-ins on a case-by-case basis; however, the ASC may experience multiple walk-ins on the days following a closure and you may experience longer wait times.
Has closed until further notice and the reopen date is not knownWill automatically reschedule your appointment to the nearest ASC for processing based on your ZIP codeThis will continue until the ASC has confirmed a reopening date.



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Saturday, December 21, 2013

EB2 India: FY 2014 Movement

If you missed the original two part blog post about EB2 India, please see below:

Part 1: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/06/eb2-india-prediction-2013-2014.html
Part 2: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/06/eb2-india-prediction-2013-2014-part2.html

Here is the expected visa bulletin movement for fiscal year 2014 for EB2 India.

February 2014: 15 Nov 2004
March 2014: 15 Nov 2004
April 2014: 15 Nov 2004
May 2014: 15 Nov 2004
June 2014: 15 Nov 2004
July 2014 - September 2014: Around February 2009

Why is the dates going to stay at this date till around June 2014? The main reason is the supply of visa numbers are fixed by congress to around 2800 per country per year in EB2 category. This comes out to 2800/12 = 233 visas per month for EB2 India.

Though the supply of visa numbers is fixed, the demand is not. Due to EB3 to EB2 porting (where people in EB3 category can "upgrade" to EB2), there continues to be high demand for EB2 visas.


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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Multiple Immigration Update


1. USCIS reminder that both the Form I-526 and the Form I-824 were recently revised. Previous version of the I-526 will not be accepted after 12/16/13, and previous version of the I-824 will not be accepted after 12/23/13.

2. DOS revised the Visa Bulletin for January 2014. Only changes were made to the February diversity visa immigrant category cut-off dates (Section C).

3. CBP final rule expands the definition of “family members residing in one household” to include “domestic relationships” which will allow more U.S. returning residents and non-resident visitor families to be eligible to file a single customs declaration.


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Monday, December 16, 2013

February 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For January 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/12/january-2014-visa-bulletin.html

For February 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/01/february-2014-visa-bulletin.html

Please see February 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Quick Summary:
  • EB1, EB4, EB 5: Current
  • EB2 Rest Of World: Current
    EB2 China: 5 weeks (still behind EB3 China)
    EB2 India: 0 day. Please see article
  • EB3 (ROW, China, Mexico): 2-5 months. Please see article.
    EB3 India: 0 day
    EB3 Philippines: 3-5 weeks
  • FB categories: 1-5 weeks. Please see article.
  • F2A: 0 day. It is likely to remain at this date for next few months.

Please Note: These numbers do not include the 10,000 additional unused visas from FB category to EB category.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01JAN07 01JAN07 01JAN07 01OCT93 22JUL01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 01SEP13 08SEP13
F2B 01JUL06 01JUL06 01JUL06 15APR94 22MAY03
F3 08MAY03 08MAY03 08MAY03 08JUN93 08FEB93
F4 22OCT01 22OCT01 22OCT01 08NOV96 08AUG90

Employment Based:


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Saturday, December 14, 2013

January 2014 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For January 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/12/january-2014-visa-bulletin.html

Please see below analysis of January 2014 Visa Bulletin:

EB1: All EB1 categories are current and should continue to remain current for fiscal year. Demand continues to be around 1000-1200 every month.

EB2 ROW: This category continues to remain current. Demand in EB2ROW continues to be very low at an average of around 300 per month. This is good news for EB2 India and China, as they could get a higher spillover in FY 2014.

EB2 China: As expected, EB2 China also moved forward by 4 weeks. It should continue to move forward around 3 to 5 weeks per month. It will still be behind EB3 China which is ahead by more than 3 years.

EB2 India: There was no change in EB2 India movement. As we had mentioned earlier, there was huge retrogression in EB2 India due to large amount of porting from EB3 India to EB2 India. We will be adding a new blog exclusive to EB2 India movement in fiscal year 2014. Till then, please see this blog post for updates in EB2 (India, ROW and China) category.


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Sunday, December 8, 2013

January 2014 Visa Bulletin

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

For January 2014 Demand Data, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/12/january-2014-demand-data.html

January 2014 Visa Bulletin bulletin has been officially released. Please see below for more details.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Charge -ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 08DEC06 08DEC06 08DEC06 22SEP93 01JUL01
F2A
08SEP13
08SEP13
08SEP13
01SEP13
08SEP13
F2B 01JUN06 01JUN06 01JUN06 01APR94 01MAY03
F3 15APR03 15APR03 15APR03 01JUN93 01FEB93
F4 01OCT01 01OCT01 01OCT01 01NOV96 01JUL90

Employment Based:


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

January 2014 Demand Data

Demand data is used by DOS to calculate the monthly visa bulletin dates. If you are not familiar with demand data, please see this article: What is Demand Data?

Update: Department of State did not release the January 2014 Demand Data.

EB2 India: As many of you know, due to huge demand from EB3 India porting to EB2 India, USCIS had to stop allocating visas to EB2 India category from November 20.  The demand data should include these porting cases, if they have been preadjudicated.

Currently the cases are been counted twice in both EB3 and EB2 category (since they do not have a system to accurately track various porting cases). Please see article.

EB3 ROW: The  real demand for EB3 ROW/Mexico/China should start showing up in the I-485 pending inventory. However since VB dates keep moving forward and visa is available, not all cases would appear in the January demand data. This is because demand data only contains preadjudicated cases (and CP cases).

Currently it takes about 4+ months to process I-485 and preadjudicate case. Hence demand data for these categories could appear to be low, though dates have moved by 3+ years.

The most accurate data would show up in the I-485 pending inventory. However the latest version has data only till October 1.


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

USCIS US Citizen I-129F, I-130 & I-485 Processing Statistics AS Of 09/30/13


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

USCIS I-130 - Immediate Relative Category Processing Statistics:


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 3,190 11,925 357,511
Customer action waiting 1,567 965 2,532
Completed 1,315 581 24,769
New receipts 74 50 41,766

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


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 4,081 2,172 16,003
Customer action waiting 1,953 1,013 2,966
Completed 2,587 1,927 7,539
New receipts 1,569 22 3,722

USCIS I-485 Processing Statistics: 


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