Friday, February 28, 2014

USCIS US Citizen I-129F, I-130 & I-485 Processing Statistics As Of 12/31/13


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 11,851 18,054 355,085
Customer action waiting 10.349 2,129 19,007
Completed 18,407 870 53,739
New receipts 76 3,651 39,218

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


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 2,345 1,608 11,259
Customer action waiting 1,653 237 2,575
Completed 1,835 668 4,473
New receipts 1,471 70 3,700

USCIS I-485 Processing Statistics: 


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of 12/31/13

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

USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics


 CSC VSC NSC National
All Other Pending 2,699 12,923 0 22,862
Pending but adjudication deferred 338,461 121,670 6,137 471,355
Customer action waiting 16,103 7,202 2,032 25,476
Completed 11,381 6,163 3,215 21,817
New receipts 16,555 4,636 642 21,951

Volume in Texas Service Center (TSC) is currently low.

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


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Monday, February 24, 2014

USCIS EB I-140 and I-485 Processing Statistics As Of 12/31/13


USCIS EB I-140 Processing Statistics 


 TSC NSC National
Pending 8,986 2,559 11,597
Customer Action Wait 905 2,664 3,569
Completed 1,970 1,463 3,435
New Receipt 2,976 1,887 4,863

The number of completed cases in most categories decreased at both NSC and TSC in the last one month.

USCIS EB I-485 Processing Statistics


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Friday, February 21, 2014

PERM Processing Statistics As Of 12/31/13



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Immigrant And Non Immigrant Visa Category

Immigrant Visa Categories:

The chart below contains different purposes for immigrating to the United States, and the related immigrant visa categories for which information is available. Select a visa category below to learn more:

Immediate Relative & Family Sponsored
Visa Category
Spouse of a U.S. Citizen IR1, CR1
Spouse of a U.S. Citizen awaiting approval of an I-130 immigrant petition K-3 *
Fiancé(e) to marry U.S. Citizen & live in U.S. K-1 *
Intercountry Adoption of Orphan Children by U.S. Citizens IR3, IH3, IR4, IH4
Certain Family Members of U.S. Citizens IR2, CR2, IR5, F1, F3, F4
Certain Family Members of Lawful Permanent Residents F2A, F2B
Employer Sponsored – Employment
Employment-Based Immigrants, including(preference group):
  • Priority workers [First]
  • Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability [Second]
  • Professionals and Other Workers [Third]
  • Employment Creation/Investors [Fifth]
  • Certain Special Immigrants: [Fourth]

E1

E2

E3, EW3
C5, T5, R5, I5
S (many**)
Religious Workers SD, SR
Iraqi and Afghan Translators/Interpreters SI
Iraqis Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government SQ

Afghans Who Worked for/on Behalf of the U.S. Government SQ
Other Immigrants
Diversity Immigrant Visa DV
Returning Resident SB


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Comprehensive Immigration Bill Update

While the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill in June last year, Republicans in the House, many of whom say they would not support a plan that includes a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally, have opted to take up the issue in a piecemeal fashion.

1. Border Security


Senate Bill:
  • Increases spending by roughly $40 billion over the next decade to bolster border security, adding 20,000 new Border Patrol agents and 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. After border security goals are met, undocumented immigrants could begin the path to citizenship.
  • Creates an exit system to confirm the departure of foreigners at airports and seaports.
  
House Bill/Action:

A statement of principles written by House Republican leadership and being circulated at a party retreat this week mentions that some kind of border security triggers must be included in an immigration overhaul, according to aides who have seen the document.

In May, the House Homeland Security Committee passed a bipartisan bill that requires the Department of Homeland Security to draft a plan within five years to achieve a 90 percent apprehension rate of those who attempt to cross the southern border illegally.

A comprehensive immigration bill unveiled by House Democrats last month also includes this legislation.

2. Legalization



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Friday, February 14, 2014

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For March 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/02/march-2014-visa-bulletin.html

Please see below analysis of March 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: EB2 China also moved forward by 5 weeks. It should continue to move forward around 3 to 5 weeks per month. It is 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 have added a blog post exclusive to EB2 India movement in fiscal year 2014. Also please see this blog post for updates in EB2 (India, ROW and China) category.


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

April 2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For March 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/02/march-2014-visa-bulletin.html

For April 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/03/april-2014-visa-bulletin.html

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

Quick Summary:

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 01MAR07 01MAR07 01MAR07 22OCT93 01SEP01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 15APR12 08SEP13
F2B 08OCT06 08OCT06 08OCT06 01MAY93 08JUL03
F3 15JUL03 15JUL03 15JUL03 15JUN93 22FEB93
F4 22NOV01 22NOV01 22NOV01 22NOV96 22SEP90

Employment Based:


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

USCIS Visa Bulletin Predictions From April 2014 To June 2014

USCIS/DOS has released their prediction for April 2014 to June 2014 Visa Bulletin. Please see the details below for both employment based and family based categories.

FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement):

Worldwide dates:
  • F1:  Two to four weeks
  • F2A:  No forward movement is expected
  • F2B:  Four to seven weeks
  • F3:  Four to six weeks
  • F4:  Two or three weeks

EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement):


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Friday, February 7, 2014

March 2014 Visa Bulletin

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

March 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from March 1 to March 31 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
 
Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01FEB07 01FEB07  01FEB07 15OCT93 15AUG01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 15APR12 08SEP13
F2B 01SEP06 01SEP06 01SEP06 01MAY93  08JUN03
F3 15JUN03 15JUN03 15JUN03 08JUN93 15FEB93
F4 08NOV01 08NOV01 08NOV01 15NOV96 01SEP90

Employment Based:


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

March 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?

March 2014 Demand Data has been released. Please see details below.

As most of you know, they did not release demand data from December 2013 to February 2014.




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Monday, February 3, 2014

USCIS US Citizen I-129F, I-130 & I-485 Processing Statistics As Of 11/30/13


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 14,175 14,598 368,386
Customer action waiting 4,000 2,180 9,139
Completed 7,679 939 39,274
New receipts 67 3,578 39,331

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


CSC VSC National
All Other Pending 1,801 2,009 10,597
Customer action waiting 2,104 480 3,751
Completed 2,499 646 5,462
New receipts 1,285 50 3,453

USCIS I-485 Processing Statistics: 


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

USCIS FB I-485 & I-130 Processing Statistics As Of 11/30/13


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

USCIS I-130 - Preference Category Processing Statistics


 CSC VSC National NSC
All Other Pending 4,324 13,221 26,265 0
Pending but adjudication deferred 326,714 122,504 463,504 7,136
Customer action waiting 19,725 6,991 29,085 2,309
Completed 16,201 6,595 28,464 4,508
New receipts 17,121 4,200 22,117 659

Volume in Texas Service Center is very low.

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


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