Monday, January 27, 2014

EB And FB Green Cards Alloted in Fiscal Year 2013

Please see below table describing the employment based and family based green card quota and actual allocation for fiscal year (FY) 2013:

Family Based:

All Countries:

CategoryQuotaActual Allocation
F123,40025,379
F2A87,93474,655
F2B26,26622,502
F323,40023,931
F465,00069,286
Total226,000215,753

Around 10,000 visas were wasted in FB category in the FY 2013. This will be allotted to EB category in FY 2014. Please see this blog post for more details.

Employment Based:

All Countries:

CategoryQuotaActual Allocation
EB140,04039,058
EB240,04063,461
EB340,04043,740
EB49,9406,446
EB59,9408,564
Total140,000161,269

FB category wasted around 18,000 visas in FY 2012. These were allotted to EB category in FY 2013 (as you may have noticed above). This resulted in EB2 India, EB3 India and EB3 ROW dates moving forward aggressively.

India

CategoryQuotaActual Allocation
EB1 India2,8029,640
EB2 India2,80217,193
EB3 India2,8027,816
EB4 India695.8562
EB5 India695.887
Total979835,298

China

CategoryQuotaActual Allocation
EB1 China2,8026,249
EB2 China2,8023,627
EB3 China2,8023,229
EB4 China695.878
EB5 China695.86,895
Total979820,078

EB5 China consumed 6,895 visas out of EB5 demand of 8,564. This means China consumed more than 80%  of total EB5 visas allotted in FY 2013. This number could increase in 2014.

EB India and EB China together consumed around 34% of total EB visas allotted. This matches with population count (around 30% of world population reside in India and China)

15 comments:

  1. Amazon, can you please include the allocations for the Philippines? thanks! =)

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    1. Here is the allocation for EB Philippines:

      EB1: 236
      EB2: 4,439
      EB3: 5,636
      EB4: 221
      EB5: 5

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  2. F2A prediction movement PLEASE

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  3. Category Quota Actual Allocation
    F2A 87,934 74,655

    this seems to be good, right? The quota is bigger than the demand, meaning that F2A should move forward based on the given data. right?

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    1. No, it is the opposite. The demand is much higher, but they were not able to allot these visas. Hence around 10,000 visas were "wasted" in FB category (and assigned to EB category in next fiscal year).

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  4. Amazon, where can we read about the amount of time one has to wait to be eligible for US citizenship? How long for EB?

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    1. GC holder can typically apply for citizenship after around 5 years. If GC holder is married to US Citizen, the number is reduced to 3 years,

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  5. Por favor amazon, conteste que si la cuota de 87 y la asignación es de 74 entonce yo soy de sept 16,2013, en que tiempo puedo esperar.Gracias.

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    1. Sorry, I did not understand the question.

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  6. Wow. People seem to be somewhat confused with these tables. These are NOT DEMAND data. These tables show how many visas were available (quota) for each category and how many were given out (actual allocation) in Fiscal Year 2013 which ended in Sept 2013. No prediction can be made based on the information on the tables.

    I'm unsure if Amazon speaks spanish.

    Para quien pregunto en espanol: Supongo esta preguntando con respecto a la categoria F2A. La informacion en este post no ayuda a descifrar cuando avance la fecha para que le toque su turno. Intento usar la calculadora de este website? Suerte.

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    1. Thanks anonymous. I could use the Google translate app to translate it to English.

      According to latest news from USCIS/DOS, F2A category is not expected to retrogress in the next few months,

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  7. any data for eb3 Philippines?

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    1. I have added it in the answer to first question above.

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  8. Is there a chance to know how many will be alloted for EB2 India in this yr quota?

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