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):

Employment First:  Current

Employment Second:
  • Worldwide:  Current
  • China:  Three to five weeks
  • India:  No forward movement

Employment Third:
  • Worldwide:  This cut-off date has been advanced over four and one half years since last spring in an effort to generate new demand. After such a rapid advance of a cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, can be expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it could have a significant impact on this cut-off date situation. Little, if any forward movement of this cut-off date is likely during the next few months. 
  • China:  Will remain at the worldwide date
  • India:  Little if any movement
  • Mexico:  Will remain at the worldwide date
  • Philippines:  Three to six weeks

Employment Fourth:  Current

Employment Fifth:  Current

The above projections for the Family and Employment categories are for what is likely to happen during each of the next several months based on current applicant demand patterns.

Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits.

The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables. Unless indicated, those categories with a "Current" projection will remain so for the foreseeable future.

49 comments:

  1. Hi, is EB3 PHILippines will have a big jump this year 2014? Thank you

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    1. WE will have to wait for the next I-485 pending inventory. It seems like demand has increased after the 2 month jump in last VB.

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  2. When will f2a move forward??? Any clue??

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  3. Hi Amazon

    Why do you say April-June specifically when USCIS doesnt have that mentioned in its March VB?

    Thanks

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    1. The estimates by DOS are typically for 3 months.

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    2. Thanks, Amazon for clarifying and thank you for all you do to the community

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  4. Hi Amazon,

    Where did you find this predictions ?
    I searched all USCIS but couldn't find any article.do you have any reference?

    Thanks.

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    1. Scroll down to lower half of March VB and you can find it, however it doesnt say for April thru June

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  5. When can we see EB2 India moving forward ?

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    1. It will never. Damn country with a damn immigration process. We are like the people who are shipwrecked in the middle of a huge ocean. Neither we can go home nor we can reach the destination. Just stuck up and hoping that someone will come and rescue us. But no one ever will.

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    2. it can only forward when they stop porting

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  6. His predictions I think based on the 3 months cycle for visas allocations
    Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun,,,,, I know it's so frustrating and it's breaking the families and this country they gave millions of visitors visas and for families they put a quota non sense logic.

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  7. And they are saying it's going to retrogress in July that means F2A families are screwed up because of the non sense laws

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    1. Yeah, per the latest news directly from USCIS, they are expecting retrogression around July.

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  8. To all of u Patiently waiting I say, keep the midnight oil burning for your day will come. I have been waiting from 1992. I got too old so my parents left us behind. My process started again in April 2007 so now I can say that I am almost at the end of this torturous journey. Keep the faith u guys cause u have kept some of us silent people out there going. Will update u as to my progress. But good luck to everyone here an may God guide this journey u are on.

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  9. Please remove backlog from eb3 from India. We r waiting years and years

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  10. Hi amazon
    My pd june 2006 eb3 india. Please remove backlog eb3 india. Other countries 2012. Why u r not moving india's date

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    1. Because its simply too many of you, why is that so not clear to you.... Other "countries", its not other "country".... go donate to IV... immigration voice, read indian voice

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  11. Any retrogression predicted in EB3 ROW for May or June VB ?

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    1. I am not expecting EB3 ROW to retrogress in May. Most likely it would remain at the same date.

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  12. Mine is Follow to join category which came as E2 category. My processing is completed but getting visa is pending because of priority date. Atleast the USCIS can give temp visas for families if not for Employees. This is the most frustrating that H1,L1-dependents can go stay with family happily and GC dependents are not. The rules should be reformed.

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  13. Please remove backlog from eb3 india. My PD is June 2006. Please improve ur immigration process.

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  14. What is priority date because im confused

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  15. Is the priority date is the notice of receipt in uscis or is it the approval in uscis? Pls help

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  16. Hi amazon..i have some question. I am now 29 yrs old single and my question is can i still be qualified of our mom family petition under f2a category?pls help for us to know if we have still the chance to touch the beautiful country of the land of the free and home of the brave.

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    1. F2a is for children below 21 years old
      In your case you will fall under f2b category and that is children over 21 years old. Under f2b an average of 10-11 years of waiting upon issuance of your PD ( priority date )

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    2. Tnx so mch..its so sad for me this news..maybe i should get marry cause i'm 29y.o already..maybe we cannot see our mom and so as the country called america..my hope and dreams are gone..

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  17. Hi amazon and everyone. Pls help us n give us some advice. My mom is now a GC holder and she said that she file for petition us under f2a category and our PD is sept.18,2013. What do we expect for this year about our status?do we have our PD this year or theres possibility that we are joining the retrogression?:( hoe someone can give us advice. Tnx n more power.

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  18. you are under F2B category.

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  19. Hi everyone..i have a question again regarding our status..our grandfather recently died but he is a american citizen and he petition us a family petition and my mom is the benefeciary and my mom ryt now is a GC holder..my question is, did the petition of our grandpa will be cancel already?or its still continue? Pls help me about this. Your help is appreciated..thank you..

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  20. Because until now we havent received our PD and i'm now 29yrs old..our approval petition date was on 1991 and until at this moment theres no news for us..are we still included in the CSPA?

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  21. Hi my sister priority date is sept.23,2013 approved October 23,2013 you think she will still be qualified under cspa because she is turning 21 already on june 19,2014.thank you.

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    1. When does her petition approved?if her petition approved on or before 2001 then she is still protected by the CSPA law..and we join our prayers that this year the f2a will move. God bless.

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  22. Hi Amazon.... Do you think there is a chance that EB3 philippines will be current this year?

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  23. HI Amazon,

    I just want your opinion on my dilemma. I just got here in the US last March 30 under a K1 petition. I did not expect for my EB3 petition to become current this soon. I would like to ask if I can still take that job under the previously filed petition or it is already gone now that I am here on a different visa. Thanks

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  24. Hi Amazon,

    My priority date is Apr 2009 under EB2 India category. Any rough estimate when it could be current?

    Thanks.

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  25. Hi amazon: My priority date is February 2013 and my 1-865 was returned for corrections three times so it wenti until april 2014 when NVC declared it as a complete case,but they say there are no visas available. My question is that if I applied on a date where visas were available How come now they say there are no visas available? I really don't understand please someone explain to me! thanks.

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  26. Hi, my pd july 2006 eb3 india. Please let me how long i have to wait for get the green card. Last 10years I had already waited. Please fix ur immigration.

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  27. will EB3 Row retrogress in coming VB?

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  28. New anouncsnent by Charles that eb2 India will only advance jan 2008..
    So for this fiscal year eb2 India will advance upto jan

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  29. http://www.cilawgroup.com/news/2014/04/29/visa-bulletin-predictions-and-comments-by-charles-oppenheim-eb-2-india-to-advance-finally-april-2014/

    Looks like this time it will move even less! Time to revise your note Amazon?

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  30. Hi amazon, just want to ask if how many months should we expect to receive a letter from NVC about our letter of approval from our mum petition..she's been approved last sept.18 2013 and she is now a GC holder..our priority date is sept.18,2013..how come we havent still recieve any letter from the NVC?any idea amazon?your help will much appreciated. Tnx..

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  31. What after june 2014?

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