Friday, January 17, 2014

F2A Category: Fiscal Year 2014 Movement

The AILA Department of State Liaison Committee has been informed by the State Department that due to the demand of F2A visas by Mexican nationals, the Mexico F2A visa preference category is expected to retrogress in the spring of FY2014.

If the return rate for this visa category decreases, the retrogression may come sooner than spring of FY2014. There is a 50% return rate worldwide for F2A visas which may be due to the fact that some applicants will convert to Immediate Relative visas in order to take advantage of the Provisional Waiver Program or some marriages may terminate before the visa is available.

DOS also anticipates that the F2A worldwide visa preference category will retrogress by the last quarter of FY2014. DOS will include visa retrogression predictions in future visa bulletins.

This means that F2A category for spouses and children of permanent residents is  likely to retrogress around July 2014 for World-wide, India, Philippines and China category and in early 2014 for Mexico.



205 comments:

  1. Any Idea, how far will it retrogress for India?

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    1. I am F2A petitioner with PD September 17, 2013. I130 got approved, sent to NVC. Got letter from NVC saying that visa number is not currently available. NVC would have started processing my case if visa number was going to be available in coming months.

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    2. You have to wait until your PD is current. Anyway F2A is no movements in last 6 months, and will keep the same point in next few months, and will be retrogressed in the future. It means you have to wait at least 1 more year till 2015 then your PD will be come current. Good luck.
      My PD is Sep10 2013, I-130 was approved in October 2013, and my wife will get her US citizen in July 2014, so I dont need to wait F2A visa anyone.

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    3. Hi anonymous with PD of 09/17/2013. We have the same PD from f2a. Where are you from?

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    4. Okay. What step are you in? Mine is at NVC already. I have my case number & IIN but I can't login to ceac websitr

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    5. My case is also at NVC.

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    6. I know a person whose PD os Sep9th, 2013 and NVC is processing the case. Processing is determined if the person's PD meets NVC's Qualifying date and in my view it is not the cut off date as per VB.

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    7. hi my pd is sep10 2013 and my wife in the united state i file for the adjustment of status and they says the to wait unitil priority date how much should i wait for this does any one have any idea

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    8. How long does the retrogression take place if any one know please could you say me please I am so tense

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    9. my priority date is august 27, 2013. my case is already is at nvc and will be completed at September. can anyone tell me when pd will be current?

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  2. Any comments about what "return rate" means for this matter? Thanks.

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    1. Every month, all consulates are given certain number of visas to allot per month. If they do not allot these visas, it is returned back to DOS. This is known as return rate (number of visas returned per consulate per month).

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    2. Thanks for the clarification.Very helpful.

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  3. yo soy de fecha 16 de septiembre 2013,en la calculadora me sale aproximadamente para abril, sera verdad, porque ello tiene un atraso
    Gracias altagracia conde.

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  4. when Mexico will be retrogressed the cut-off date will give us idea how far other countries will be retrogressed.My priority date is october 2013,I wish I knew what to expect from the bulletin

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    1. That may not be true because the demand from Mexico applicant is much higher than other countries. So a 5 month retrogression in Mexico may not mean other countries would also retrogress by 5 months.

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  5. Amazona, me puede ayudar, es verdad que el proceso esta lento ,porque estan en sept08 2013 y de hay no pasan,yo soy de 16 de sept 2013 yolanda rosa, para cuando me sale eso a mi. gracias

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  6. amazona, me prodia ayudar, es Verdad Que el Proceso, esta lento que aun esta en sept08 en 2013 y de hay no Pasan, yo soy de 16 de septiembre 2013 yolanda rosa, yo esteoy en ncv, y aun no me an mandadano nada de la ffidavitt , que tiempo se toma eso para mi caso. por favor contésteme, Gracias.

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  7. It would be helpful if everyone post question in English.

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    1. Hi Amazon,

      First of all,thank you for your posts.They are really helpful.Any idea about F2A movement for India ? I see Mexico has retrogressed to April 2012?Can we expect forward movement for India in fiscal year 2014?Also,if you could publish predictions in your blog about F2A movement in the coming months,it would be really really helpful.My PD is Dec 02nd 2013 with I 130 approved-Any chance of it becoming current in FY 2014? .

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    2. My PD is 9 Jan 2014!!! No news of I 130 yet!!! Amy idea regarding the further movement of this category?? :(

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    3. 10eveningflowers , Don't worry.Your I 130 will get approved.They are approving Nov,Dec cases now.So yours may get approved in March.

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    4. It currently takes between two weeks and two years to process I-130 application. You can check others case details in tracker:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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    5. Amazon: My husband's case has already been approved by the USCIS. His case is now at the NVC. I've been constantly keeping in touch with the NVC since i requested for his case to be expedited due to the earthquake and typhoon haiyan. His priority date is oct.15,2013. I am an LPR. They keep on telling me my husband's case can not be expedited since visa numbers are not yet available. Can they reconsider my husband's case due to the present situation of my hometown? Please, please let me know.

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  8. My PD is Nov 25,2013 and No news of I -130 yet???

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    1. There are others who filed I-130 with similar dates. Please see the GC tracker:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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    2. My PD is nov 2013 and it is still in initial review status. I hope i will receive any response soon.

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  9. Thank you, Amazon, for your useful information.

    Can you give us a prediction of Jan 2014 filer's date to become current?

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    1. Not yet. We will have to wait for more data from USCIS.

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  10. Any clue if people who filed and I-130 between Sept 8 and October 1 2013?
    My PD is September 20 2013. Amazon, is it possible that F2A category advances a little before retrogressing?

    Thank you.

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    1. Great question, my wife's PD is Sep 26, 2013. One would hope it will retrogress less than Mexico, or ideally not at all and will start moving slowly forward.

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    2. Based on the comments made by USCIS/DOS, it does not look like F2A category would move forward till September VB. They have currently predicted it to retrogress around July VB.

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  11. I am in legal F1 status and getting married to a LPR in March 2014. I am planning to file all the paperwork with USCIS within a week of my marriage. I am from Nepal and so is to be my wife. Can anyone give me a good estimated idea how long it will take me to get GC? Also, I couldn't find the F2A priority date for Nepal so is it same as India, China, and Philippines? Thanks in advance for your responses.

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    1. First you have to file I-130 form. Once that is approved, you will have to file I-485 application. There are many links on right side of this page. Please have a look at those. They have been created to answer lots of questions.

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  12. "This means that F2A category for spouses and children of permanent residents is likely to retrogress around July 2014 for World-wide, India, Philippines and China category and in early 2014 for Mexico."

    Retrogress to July 2014? 2014 does not look like a retrogression, am I the only one confused by this statement?

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    1. It means retrogression will happen in the July 2014 bulletin. Look at the Jan/Feb VB and they have already mentioned itthere.

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  13. Im kinda confused. To my understanding visas have been given out to everybody that has a priority date before 08 SEPT 2013 for F2A category. Why retrogress? don't get it!!! can someone please explain.

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    1. It means that they are currently processing applications whose PD is before the date mentioned in current VB. Since the demand is much higher than supply, they have to retrogress dates so that they do not exceed the limits set by INA (government).

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    2. So basically your saying that a retrogression takes place when there is too much demand and they have to make a stop to give time for processing previous PD visas and also for people to kinda stop applying so visas don't exceed limit. Ok makes sense. Thanks a lot. Now I can explain that to my husband. I just hope this doesnt take that long. I used your calculator and its says My husband will get his GC on Feb 2020.SEPT 30 2013 Is it working properly?

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    3. The data in calculator is updated every month based on new data from USCIS/DOS. So dates could keep changing.

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  14. My priority date for the f2a (rest of the world ) is 8th of october. Is there any chance that my priority date will be current any time before december 2014.

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    1. Yeah, there is a possibility that dates could move forward in October/November VB.

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  15. Hey Amazon..My priority date is Sept 27, 2013. I belong to the F2A spouse category for India. My GC interview is over. The officer at USCIS said that he's waiting for visa number to approve green card. Looking at visa bulletin it seems the PD for India has not moved from sept 8th 2013 and it seems to be not moving for next few months. The processing is going on at the snails pace. In your prediction, you have mentioned that there will be retrogression in july 2014. If this retrogression happens when do you think it will move forward in future ? Is there any chance of forward movement before July ? Thanks for your help.

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    1. How did your Interview take place???

      I thought you dont get called for interview until your PD becomes current.

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    2. Can we file I-485 before the PD is current?? I thought we can only apply the I-485 and I-765 when the PD is current. Could you please help me with this?

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    3. Hi, I am in the same situation as original post with PD of Sept27, 2013, completed Visa interview but was told no visa is available...Now What?..Just wait I suppose...but the question is how long is the wait to hit the Sept27, 2013 PD?

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    4. Looks like Amazon is too busy to reply my original post. One thing concerns me the most is this endless wait after interview. They aren't moving an inch since last September. Now god knows how many years they're gonna retrogress. May be to 18th century.

      It would be fine if they make a short retrogression about 1-6 months and move forward fast pace. I wish if they could just move the PD 3-4 weeks forward for India before they retrogress :P.

      If visa number cap for this year is reached then when do you think would the next year quota gonna open ? October ? Do you think this F2A will move forward anytime this year ? Thanks.

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    5. Based on last comments directly from USCIS, they do not expect F2A category to move forward till September 2014.

      The earlier it could move forward would be after September 2014 Visa Bulletin.

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  16. Hello Amazon,

    When do you think it will approved our i-130? our PD is January 3, 2014 under F2A category. We dont need to wait till our PD will be current. Because my husband will file his citizenship on April. How long it will take to process his citizenship? Thank you so much!

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    1. Once the citizenship is approved, you can upgrade your application from F2A to IR.

      The actual processing time varies from each application. Please check the tracker for processing time for other people:

      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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  17. Hi everyone! I am an F2A petitioner for my spouse who is in the Phils. and I'm currently in North Carolina. My PD is October 8, 2013. Last Dec.17, 2013 I received an email followed by a letter on Dec.25, 2013 from the USCIS informing me of the approval of my I-130 and further information that my case was forwarded to NVC or DOS. Since then and as of this writing I haven't receive any emails neither any communication from the NVC or DOS regarding the update/s of my case. Its been 2 months then. Will this mean that my case was not acted upon or have it taken for granted? What's the best thing that I should do right now? As far as my PD is concern which is still not current base on the upcoming March 2014 VB, how long will I have to wait for my PD to be current or will there any possiblity that it will be current before the end of 2014? Furthermore, should our category particulary under the Phils. can experience retrogression this yr.?

    Thank you for the the shared information. Kind regards.

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    1. You will receive your email or update at about 3 or 4 months when your PD not moving.. i am applying f2a and pd is sep 20 2013 i get my update at january

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    2. You will receive your email or update at about 3 or 4 months when your PD not moving.. i am applying f2a and pd is sep 20 2013 i get my update at january

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    3. Thank you very much Sir Muhammad Ali for the shared ideas. It somehow relieve my worries with regards to my case. So what about our category (F2a), do you have any idea when will be the date in the VB move forward? Should it be possible that my PD (Oct. 8, 2013) be current within the year?

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    4. I don't know been waiting for a several months i guess its a little chance to move till the end of fiscal year 2014 and possibility to retrogress.. but i have made my choice that if in june there's no movement my sponsor will apply for us citizenship..

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    5. Hi there! Just an update only, u r right sir Muhammad Ali, of saying that it will take 2 to 3 months for for the NVC to notify after the case has been forwarded to them by the USCIS. My wife received the notice from the NVC last March 10, 2014 but the letter was dated Feb. 3, 2014. Unfortunately, it says that no visa is available. Anyway, it call some patience to wait until our PD will be current. I hope and pray it will come soon before the year ends because I already miss my wife.

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  18. Hello Amazon,

    Is this prediction from visa calculator correct....for F2A I have PD of dec 30,2013. It predicts 2021?
    Could we also file I485 or the work permit before the PD is current?

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    1. The data in GC Calculator changes every month when we get new data from USCIS/DOS.

      You can file I-485 only when PD is current.

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  19. hi amazon,
    i am a green card holder and i filed for my husband in jan 2014. now his case status is showing its approved and is in post decision activity?.. what does that mean?.. Also, the f2A date has'nt changed from 08SEP 2013 so does that mean it will take much time for my husband :( ..any response is appreciated

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    1. Just wait you will get Update from nvc and wait for your PD until the PD is current then it will be processed

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    2. Once the I-130 application is approved, USCIS will send application to NVC. For steps in NVC, please see this blog post:

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

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  20. Hi Amazon! Do you already have an idea as to how many months the possible retrogression may be? Thanks!

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    1. atleast a year. it will go back to September 2012

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  21. Hi Amazon,

    My PD is 26th August 2013, my I-130 is approved and they are sending it to NVC.. can you tell me how long will it take now for the process and my interview ?

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  22. Dear Amazon, I have a question.
    I have a B1/B2 visa until 2024 and i am planning on getting married with my boyfriend who has a GC. I'm not planning on staying in the US illegally and once I get married, I'd fill out the I-130 from my country. If i do so, would I lose my tourist visa? would I lose the right to enter the US even if it's for a few days to visit and return to my country until I'm granted the GC?

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    1. B1 is a non immigrant visa. To get this visa, you have to prove that you will not immigrate to US. Once you file I-130 application, you are intending to officially immigrate to US (and opposite of B1 visa).

      I would recommend talking to a good lawyer about this. In port of entry you can tell the officer the truth (that you have filed I-130 application). It would be upto them to allow you to enter the country. Hence a good lawyer can guide you in this.

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    1. it begins on October,2014

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  24. Hi my boyfriend is GC holder. We are thinking to get married in July 2014. How can i apply F2A? Should we file i-130 now?
    Thank you very much

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    1. Your boyfriend can apply for you only after you get married.Now you cannot file i-130,only after wedding.

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  25. Hi amazon pls help us..we belong to F2A category..and our PD is sept.18,2013..is there any chances we can have our interview this year 2014?we are here in Philippines. Hope you can give us any information about our status. Thank you and God bless.

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  26. Hello amazon,
    Pls give us some advise about our status. My mom is a GC holder and she's in U.S at this time and we are in Philippines. My question is, is there any chances that we can have our PD this year 2014 and we can have our interview?hopefully we will not be capture in the retrogression this year. And my second question is, I am now 29years old but still single,am i still be joining of our mom petition as a family

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    1. Hi there... you'll get your GC as soon as the priority date moves. But it seems that it will retrogress sometime in July 2014. We don't know how far it will retrogress. So you have to keep your fingers crossed.Retrogression will happen for all F2A categories. For Mexico it's already happened.

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    2. Tnx for the info..appreciated much..do u have any idea how long will it takes if retrogression happen?does it takes months or years?

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  27. By the way we belong to F2A category. Thank once again and God bless.

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  28. Hello, what does it mean that "your name was updated relating to your I485, APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS. I Already went to my interview. thanks

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  29. hii, m belong to F2A category.my pd is 23rd sept 2013.which is nt approved yet. how much time it will takes?

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    2. at which service center you case has been routed?

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    3. taxas service center

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    4. As per Field Office Processing Dates for Texas Service Center as of: March 31, 2014..they are currently working under May 26, 2012 application.

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    5. now may 2014 my pitition is approved then what we have to do?

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  31. Does anyone knows how to calculate the CSPA age like i'm 29 y.o now but single and i'm a son of GC holder..but we've been petition & aprroved 1992..but were still here in philippines and i dont get it this CSPA thing..pls help me. God bless u all..

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    1. http://www.immihelp.com/immigrant-visa/cspa-calculator/

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  32. Hi Amazon,
    I am a GC holder and my spouse is in Africa. Our PD is Feb 2014 and the I130 has already gone to NVC, How long do you predict I would have to wait for the PD to become current? I know this is such a redundat question, but it would just help to get a direct idea from you.

    Thank you.

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  33. Hi amazon, I'm so confused my pd is Feb 2014 but the date doesn't change since like 4 months ago that I know, any idea when it's going to change? Or around what date my pd will be available for me? I'm f2a Guatemala

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  34. My PD is on March 20th, how much will take NVC to contact us and how long will take all the process till my arrival in US?

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    1. I am worldwide F2A Moldova

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  35. Hi there... My priority date is 14 feb 2014.. I am turning 21 on june 2015.. Will my priroity date became current before june 2015 for preventing myself from f2B conversion???

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  38. Dear amazong please i beg u reply me i need ur help my dear im from india i belong to f2a category my priority date is 5th may 2012 please when do u think my pd will get current any chances on july 2014? please help and reply plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    2. Most likely u r pd should be current in aug or sept. ,2014

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  39. hello,
    my pd 20th feb,2014 and i approved my file from uscis.and now they moved the file back in 1st may 2012.but they already gave the visa with priority in 2013 now how long it take to get my pd?

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  40. Mi caso se cerró el 25 de marzo y mi fecha de prioridad es el 06 de mayo del 2013 debo esperar a que mi fecha este vigente? Las predicciones q dicen el boletín retrocedera aún más?

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  41. Hi my PD is 7th june 2013..I got letter from NVC on 20 th may that my all procedure at nvc has been completed and my petition is waiting for visa interview at bombay consulate.will retrogrssion of f2a category in june VB 2014 affect my visa interview..though process at NVC is completed in month of may 2014. When should I expect my visa call interview letter to come??

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    1. Hey my PD is 11 sep 2013.hv u got the visa interview ?

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  42. I am a Green Card holder and made application for my daughter in Sept 2013, however, Visa Bulletin of May 2013 show that F2A for rest of world was Sept 08 2013 now I have noticed that June 2013 it has retrogressed to May 1, 2012.. I have not yet received any acknowledgement of my application being received. Kindly advise me of my next step

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  43. Hi amazon,
    My husband file f2a petition for our children but we found out that they can follow to join their father already. But the petition still went on process. I received a letter from NVC that they already have their visa number but they are already in the US a year ago. Is it possible that i can use their visa number since my husband also filed f2a petition for me and my PD is Aug2013. I really want to know if visas are transferrable to another person. Thank you in advance.

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  44. Hello,
    I filed I-130 for my wife and daughter based on my green card. Priority date is Sept. 04, 2013. I received email to schedule their appointment at Mumbai Consulate. I did it for 20th June 2014. Yesterday, 6th June 2014, my wife received a call from Mumbai Consulate that their appointment is cancelled due to retrogression. I also had my Citizenship interview call on June 4th, which I requested to postpone due to my wife's interview date. Now, how much time will it take for them to issue another appointment?

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  45. My PD is feb 28,2014 how long it takes and my PD become current.

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  46. I have a question please may you guys help me? I'm a green card holder f2a, I have taken a case number from uscis. The questions is. .....when my case be approved? How long may it take? Plzzzz answer me.

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  47. My priority date is oct 2013 and i was hoping that i would go meet my husband for january because i applied for school. Can i apply for a student visa even if i have a petition filed on my behalf

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  48. Hi Amazon,
    My PD is 30-AUG-2012 (F2A -Mumbai, India). My visa interview scheduled for 20-JUN-14 was cancelled due to retrogression. When will my PD become current again. Appreciate reply. Thanks. Kore

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  49. Also to add to the above question, what is the probability that I would get a visa on the date you suggest (PD: 30-AUG-12) and if it could slip further? Thanks.

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  50. Hello, My case is F2A and my wife had already faced the interview and did all the mediacal, embessay took her passport and said we will call you. We wait for 2 weeks and called back to embessay, counsiling section said F2A case went in retrogression..what is this suppose to mean if they dont want to give the visa why they took her passport?

    If anyone has same problem and can tell m ewhat is the solution...
    Reagrds

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    1. My case is also same My wife had attended interview at the Embassy ( Last week of May ) but I don't know what is happening they took her passport and told her congratulation you can come after 5 days to receive your visa packet.. After 1 week they said we were really busy this week so we will call you back once the visa is ready. Its almost a month and CEAC status is still ready for interview, When my wife called Embassy she was told in a very nice voice your case is among the case which is impacted by retrogression. Now I don't have any hope and lost all trust with the overall visa process.

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    2. Hi bro, don't worry I'm in the same situation , but the reason is the visas to be given to that PD of yours has retrogres to that of year 2012 so we need to wait until the PD becomes current.

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    3. Did you heard back anything from Embassy for your case?

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  51. Hi Amazon, I'm a GC holder and my husband is a category from world-wide. My pd is on May 13,2014 and we belong to F2A category. It's been 2 and half years, I'm holding a GC and my job from 2012 has been on and off. Also I have been travelling to see him couple of times outside the US. How long do u think, does it take to be current in my case? Thanking you, that would be great to have your reply asap.

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  52. Hi Amazon, my case is completed 7 may 2014 n my priority date is 1 may 2013 n we belonged to f2A category. but i havnt got interview date?? when i got interview date? is my case is retogess? if it is retogressed can nvc send me a letter about retograssion of my case??

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  53. Hi there. I'm in f2a visa category ROW. My priority date is 08/16/2012. My case completed on 04/26/2014. Now at NVC. Any ideas when they gonna schedule my interview? Thanks a lot

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  54. Mi pd es 07/13/2012 y desde enero se completo mi caso alguien sabe cuando sera la entrevista ayuda por favor

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  56. What can be expected in september 2014 visa bulletin for F2A

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  57. Hi Amazon, Can you please tell what does new visas no's for fiscal year 2015 mean to F2A? Does that mean the total number of new visas for FY2015 - Outstanding visas with PD before 1-MAY-12 = Balance to be distrubuted for PD after May 2012 until finish? Is that how the forward movement calculated ? or New visas for FY2015 is meant for PD over 1st May 12? Thanks. My PD is 30-Aug-12

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  58. Any prediction for September visa bulletin ?will f2a move forward ?My PD is 19 march 2014

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  59. Hi guys, my wife's PD is Dec 10 2013. Still didn't get approved I-130 but it doesn't matter as Visa bulletin doesn't seam to be moving this FY. That benefit telephone companies. I spend 100ds of dollars monthly to communicate with my wife. Feel kind of disappointed.

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  60. I think in the month of sep or oct 2014, F2A will become current

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  61. F2A will be current in the upcoming visa bulletin....

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    1. Hello there,

      How do you know that the F2A will be current in upcoming visa bulletin? I mean how can you be so confident. My husband's case is complete at nvc, but only due to the retrogression he is not getting an appointment at Mumbai Consulate. I am a little worried. :(

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  62. Hi Amazon,

    My PD is 09-Sep-2013 and my case was completed on 10-Jan-2014. My interview was not scheduled due to Cutt-off Date and now due to retrogression, I'm also in long waiting line. I read in comments above that F2A will be current in Sep 2014 VB. Is this information 100% right and if it will be Current, then for how many months it will stay Current?

    Thanks in advance!!

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  63. Hi ! My Pd is 13 March 2013
    On Feb 2014 we recieved RFE. My husband Is LPR.
    On March 7th Texas Service centre recieved the response. Since then we are waiting for the final decision.
    We called the office ang the officer told us we would recieve a response in 30 days. And after 45 days my husband recieved a letter than my case was on processing hold due to security checks. Its been 501 days of processing and i m still waiting for an approval for f2A.
    My husband's lawyer made a mistake in the form by ticking at one point in the form that he is a citizen. Although he sent the letter in the RFE that it was mistankely done. Is this affecting my case?

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  64. Hi guys! Im an F2A visa applicant and Im lil bit worried about my visa if when it will be current...My PD is May 1, 2013, I had my interview last May 9,2014 and had my medical at SLEC last april 8 &10...would it be possible for the upcoming visa bulletins for the f2a be recurrent? Thanks...God Bless!

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    1. after your inerview, what was their response?

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    2. After my interview they told me that I'm going to wait for my visa...and after a week or two I checked my visa status and it says its ready..then we called the embassy and thats the time they told me they cannot release my visa yet because of retrogression

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  65. I got a Doc from the below link:
    https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=31&ved=0CJ8CEBYwHg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fxa.yimg.com%2Fkq%2Fgroups%2F3534789%2F1692482990%2Fname%2F2014%2BSeptember%2BVisa%2BBulletin.doc&ei=FZnQU_LWFILHuASBh4DIDw&usg=AFQjCNH8qXp6b6sja7oQ94sZXZh6sf8iRA&sig2=iBLNhABwnZPe30AiJ9dnig

    Is it right that F2A is going to be current in Sep 2014 VB?

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    1. Chantu,

      It looks like, it is a word document. May be someone just edited. There needs to be an official document to prove that. If you are right about that, I will be more than super happy. :)

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    2. It looks like they are for September 2013. :(

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    3. I don't believe this

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    4. Thats fake. Right prediction is here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/07/september-2014-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  67. I am Green card holder. And I filled I 130 for my wife this month. and my priority date was 8july 2014.I saw on uscis website processing time for California will be 5months .it's that right I will get approval with in 5 months. Aslo when prority date will be current any effect with my I 130 for example . When I will get approval or visa call .

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  68. hi, amazon,
    I am from Philippines, Under F2A Case Category. My PD is Feb 11,2011. and our papers is already on a completing processing. Is there any possible once our case completed they will giving us an interview date once our paper is complete? btw, our case was delayed for 1 year because my husband forgot to fill up AoS but now its already on a completing process. thankyou for your reply. and sorry for my bad english.


    thanks in advance and Godbless.

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  69. Hi,

    In the link: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/07/september-2014-visa-bulletin-predictions.html, its predicted the Sep VB will have F2A category move to 08Nov12. So it won't be current in coming VB? MY PD is 09Sep13 n case was completed on 10Jan14. I'm waiting since then to get F2A current or ahead of 09Sep13.

    Any chances in coming VBs?

    Thanks

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    1. It will be ahead of september 2013 around december 2014 if they don't get lazy this time. They should seriously give priority to F2A. It was put on hold for one year and retrogressed for one year because they have wasted 10k visas last year. They were waiting for visa demand to increase. As demand increased they retrogressed. From Oct 2014 new visa quota opened hence it has to move forward as quickly as possible.

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    2. Hope for the best to come soon.

      Thanks!!

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    3. Hi Chantu,
      I really feel sorry for you for the situation that you are currently in. I can understand your feelings as you came so near of completing the process yet so far. Even i had filed for F2A for my spouse and the PD is 18Feb2014 and closely watching the VB every month just hoping that something positive will turn out. We can just hope to things to move in positive direction. All the best

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  70. hi amazon...my pd is April 15, 2013 and Approved on August 5 2013..under F2A case category, philippines...my interview was no to scheduled due to cut off date and now due to retrogression i'm also long waiting line... HOW LONG TO BE WAITED MY APPOINTMENT INTERVIEW...THANKS AND GOD BLESS...

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  71. Hey
    Amazon I'm green card holder I filed for my wife and daughter in April 2013 and my prority date is 4/2/13.They have already went for the interview and the consular said they have to wait until the priority date becomes current.And on the CEAC website it says my daughter case is ready whiles my wife case is in administrative processing.So how long will it take before they can get the visa.

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  72. Hi, my PD date is October 2010 and I am FB1. When will my PD be current. Based on what I am reading it will not be any time soon.

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  73. What is wrong with Vermont service center? In 1 month they proceeded 5 days cases only (from Sept 25 2013 to Sept 30 2013). Plus, each month they are pushing the processing time to + 1 month. Started from 6 months now it is 9.1 months.

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    1. September 2014 Visa Bulletin for F2A advanced to 01 Jan 2013. Not Bad. My PD is 28 March 2013

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    2. Yah..hoping My PD which is 01May2013 will be available on October 2014...Lets just pray and hope for the best :)

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    3. @ punzlove

      2013 might be November .... just pray and hope :)

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    4. My PD is 09Sep2013. When can my PD will be current, any idea?

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    6. I think medical is valid for 1 year

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    7. Does it depends on th ecountry for medical validation...for me they are saying valid till 6 months

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  74. My priority day is 30 October,2012. when my husband visa will be current and how I know when will be I wait for long since they day check your pd

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    1. September 20014 Visa bulletin
      http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-september-2014.html

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    2. Sorry! September 2014 I want to say not 20014

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  75. My PD is feb 2013.. I received an email from NVC that asap they will schedule an interview date.. I received this email on 26th june and then on 25th july I guess.. but still no response. . Can anyone tell me how long it may take for interview call??? Please reply I am highly disappointed

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  76. Hi the priority date moves forward for 8 mnths ...thats a great news...my question is these visas are utilized from 2014 fiscal year..or from 2015....if from 2014..can we see further movement in fiscal year 2015..my pd is 10/8/2013..i hope it will be current soon

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    1. My pd is Nov 6, 2013. I hope it could be current around Spring 2015? hopefully

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    2. Please review the thread below along with members comments.

      http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/509764-september-visa-bulletin-f2a-moves-to-jan-2013/

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  77. Hi amazon my pd is 28jan2014, I belong to i130 category. My case is with the NVC, how long do I have to wait for it to become current pliz?

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  78. sorry I was supposed to say I belonged to F2A category and filed for i130.

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  79. hi Amazon my pd is 30septembre 2013 and my case is at nvc how long do I have to wait for it to become current and how long to have an interview please i need help?

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    1. Check this visa bulletin prediction
      http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/
      You can find more information in that site

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    2. Hi, my priority date is 30 September 2013. I hope it became currently soon... long wait for us to be apart of our spouse.

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  80. Any news on the meeting with AILA/ Charles Oppenheim yesterday? October 8th 2013 PD needs to become current fast, me and my son miss husband/daddy so so much!!... Can't wait for the next bulletin to be out!

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  81. What's peoples predictions for October 2014 f2a bulletin (rest of world).. I know its impossible to know for sure, just gives us all some small hope and interesting to see what people think based on all of the websites which we all browse each day in hope of getting closer to our loved ones in usa...predictions?? :)

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    1. For the month of October it probably will move one month and a few days. Estimating Feb 08 2014. Hoping my prediction to be wrong and the date to move 8 more months ahead. Good luck to all of you who keep track of the dates each day. The day will come soon, when you are with your loved ones. God Bless. :)

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    2. Visa bulletin for f2a category for the month of October 2014 is 01 February 2013. :(

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  82. My husband is here with me in the U.S he will be here for four months I filed an I 130 and our priority date is sept 23 2013. Our case is with the NVC can I write them and inform them of his change of address in the u.s will this make the application process sooner before our priority date. Im a green card holder

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  83. My husband is here with me in the U.S he will be here for four months I filed an I 130 and our priority date is sept 23 2013. Our case is with the NVC can I write them and inform them of his change of address in the u.s will this make the application process sooner before our priority date. Im a green card holder

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  84. Hello Guys I see some useful information about F2A category.
    I am a LPR and I applied I-130 for my son under 21. the application was received September 30, 2013. I already received a letter with the case number but Haven't receive an approval from USCIS. It's been too long now 12 months. I send a status request they said it is pending in Vermont Service Center. I was thinking once USCIS approve a case it suppose to be sent to NVC and wait until visa availaible. does anyone is in the same case than me. thank you

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    1. Have a pending I-130 for my wife. Dec 10 2013 Vermont. Other Service center's process times are close to 5 months. Does anybody have information about when Vermont will process more cases?

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  85. Hi every body

    My I-130 was approved for F2A .PD is Feb.11.2013 ,any idea for visa built date for this PD?

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    1. Actual cut-off day is 01JAN13. Check visa bulletin
      http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-september-2014.html

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    2. Hi,

      The priority date for September is January 2013, therefore for this month there is no chance for visa interview date. In another blog, I read that somebody with a priority date of January 30 2013, received an interview date/letter for October 15 2013. This means that it will definitely move forward next month. Other articles show that the priority date for October will move to February 08 2013. Now, when I look at the trend, last month it was predicted that September Visa Bulletin for F2A will be November 2012, luckily it moved to January 2013. So lets hope that the cut off date moves further than Feb 08 for the month of October as it will be the beginning of Fiscal year 2015. :)

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  86. Hi guys, I have a different case can someone help? I was a green card holder when I filed for my husband but became a citizen before his papers where ready. He has been interviewed few months ago yet no visa. After two months he was called to come with his passport on the 3rd September this month and we taught he will be given a visa but they gave him form to fill indicating three persons 10km away from him . A friend, and two relations ..which he did. What is going on? Has anyone experienced this before?

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  87. Hello
    My filed I 130 for my wife. I 130 priority date was 8 July 2014 . I didn't get approval yet.If visa bulletin will be current in October 2014 . Can I fill I 485 when is visa bulletin will be current. I still live in USA .

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    1. I am Green card holder

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    2. Hardik,

      Question - Did you file for your wife or your wife filed for you?
      And, if it becomes current you can definitely file for change of status. I will only be able to answer properly if you clarify your question. I am a little confused.

      Thanks.

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    3. I filled I 130 for My wife . I am Green card holder. I still live in USA. California service center My prority date is July 8, 2014 . My question is that when I will Aprovel . If visa bulletin date will be current can I fill spouse paper .

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  88. I am Green card holder

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  89. Hardik wait till you get approved first then you can know the next step to take.

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  90. I had the information from my lawyer that Vermont Service Center was down. Somebody knows if this is accurate and if they started processing new cases?

    Thans

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  91. My file was in California service center . When it gonna approval any idea about that . My prority date is July 8,2014

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  92. My PD is september 23,13 ...n they at the cut off date of september 8 ...wen mines will be current can some tell me

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  93. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-october-2014.html

    Check this out!

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    1. A better move for expected for F2A, but, nothing we can do. Now let us go to November predictions. Hopefully, it has something good for all of us in store. :)

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  94. I was hoping my PD would be current this October... :( aww! i thought I could be with my mom already... Ive been waiting for four months and now another 1 month and according to Nov predictions it will move to March 2013 for f2a!! oh please!! Retrogression sucks! :(

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    1. Dear Punzlove,

      I know how you feel :( . Just praying that the predictions for March turns out to be wrong. And that F2A moves forwards like more than an year at least. October being the start of a new fiscal year, should have some good news for us in the coming months. If not that, then the bill for making F2A category to be current needs to be passed and approved.

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  95. Please, does anyone have information about Vermont service center processing issues?
    They seem not to process any case anymore. I have a pending I-130 for my wife since almost 10 months now. My wife our daughters and myself we need to know what is going on. It is frustrating to just wait in the dark. Anyone out there some help please?

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    1. Cal this number (800) 375-5283. Vermont Service Center

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    2. Thank you Yesha

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  96. I saw uscis that California service center processing time is that 5months . It's that true. My wife I 130 priority date is 8 July 2014 . So she will get approval after 5months.

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