Monday, April 7, 2014

May 2014 Visa Bulletin

For April 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/03/april-2014-visa-bulletin.html

May 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from May 1 to May 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 08MAR07 08MAR07  08MAR07 15NOV93 01FEB02
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 15APR12 08SEP13
F2B 01FEB07 01FEB07 01FEB07 15MAY93  22JUN03
F3 01SEP03 01SEP03 01SEP03 01JUL93 01MAR93
F4 08DEC01 08DEC01 08DEC01 01DEC96 01NOV90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15APR09 15NOV04 C C
3rd 01OCT12 01OCT12 01OCT03 01OCT12 01NOV07
Other Workers 01OCT12 01OCT12 01OCT03 01OCT12 01NOV07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment
Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C C C C C

Link: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-may-2014.html

Also See:


Next Steps: If priority date is current and

1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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71 comments:

  1. A question to anyone that may know. Once an RFE is responded how long would it take for USCIS to review and finalize a case?
    Thanks.

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    1. What was your RFE about?

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    2. Missing some documents. Any idea about timing after response is sent?

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    3. Once they get the documents, should take ~ 4 weeks.

      Good thing is that they are working on your case so that is great news!

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  2. i am anxiously waiting for MAY VB, i hope Amazon's prediction for EB3 philippines will come true. my hubby and i need it badly. PD is january 2008

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    1. Me too, my PD is Sept2007 and hoping to be current soon.

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    2. As expected, EB3 Philippines moved forward by 4.5 months :)

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    3. hi amazon, for EB3 Philippines moved forward by 4.5 months, is this due to the 10,000 spillover?

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    4. The big movement in EB3 Philippines was expected. Please see the blog post below:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/01/eb3-philippines-fiscal-year-2014.html

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    5. hi amazon, can you pls update the GC calculator please based on May 2014 VB. thank you so much.

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    6. Hi amazon;) is this jump will still be going until july VB?thanx and more power!

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    7. GC calculator has been updated with new data. EB3 Philippines should continue to move forward in the next visa bulletin.

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  3. Approval timeframe of 60-70 days for EB3 should not be taken as the norm. There are still many cases waiting for approvals. 4+ months seem to be the estimation.

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    1. Correct. Depends on Service Center too. Texas seems to be moving slower than the other. Texes is averaging 80 days or so. Yet, you are correct some cases are over 100 days. Mine was about 85 days. Trackitt is a good site that helps gauge the wait.

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    2. most cases from my friends were about 2 months process time for eb3. of course, in some cases, 6 months+ is possible.

      seems like TSC is either really slow or really fast, while NSC is just slow.

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    3. My EB-3 ROW I-485 adjustment of status application and my wife's and daughter's derivative I-485 adjustment of status applications filed at the TSC took 4 months almost to the day for processing and approval (with no RFEs or other issues), which was exactly in line with the reported and published processing time.

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    4. How do we calculate this 60 days? From the 485 receipt date? Or fingerprint date?

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    5. It is from the I-485 application receipt date.

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  4. amazon do u think eb3 philippines will reach 2009 priority this 2014 ?

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    1. Based on current data, it is possible.

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  5. May visa bulletin is released. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-may-2014.html
    Looks like I am destined to be the first to find Visa bulletins in this quarter.

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    1. I had found April Visa Bulletin too. Even when I only check only twice a day.

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    2. Thank you anonymous 1.

      Anonymous 2 - April visa bulletin was released about a month ago.

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    3. Hi Amazon, I am Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2. Also I am the same Anonymous who found April Visa Bulletin.
      I was just amazed at the coincidence that I was the one to discover both bulletins even when I just check bulletins twice a day. I use you Find Visa bulletin tool.

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    4. It would have been so easier had you put a name to your handle rather than being anonymous

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    5. Thanks anonymous.

      Did you know: Instead of posting anonymously, select Name/URL from drop down (instead of anonymous), and leave URL as empty. Just fill in your name.,

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  6. i second to that, thank u lord for making eb3 philippines move by almost 6 months

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  7. PD is jan 2008.....hopefully we can get it in June.....im shouting with joy

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  8. Big leap indeed Amazon for EB3 Phil! :)

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    1. I can't believe it we are finally current!!!

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    2. Congrats to EB3 Philippines who got current.

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    3. Thanks amazon, your blog has been such a huge help on this journey. My husband has faith on your prediction that eb3 will have a huge jump and it did!

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    4. Based on current data (which is 4+ months old), EB3 Philippines can also move forward by 3-4 months in June visa bulletin.

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    5. Thank you so much Amazon. My PD is Nov. 26, 2008 EB3 Philippines. Hope that my PD will get current this year.

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  9. Thank you Lord!Big jump for Philipines!We can finally file adjustment of status!

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  10. Visa Bulletin is out!

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

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  11. Amazon,

    Since EB-3 ROW may be approaching the 40,000 number if we take into account that demand data is old, we may only see it move a month or two in the next two VB. However, I'm really interested to see what kind of spillover EB-3 ROW would get at the end of the FY.

    If you had to guess based on the data currently available, where do you think EB-ROW is going to end up by end of the FY?


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    1. Hi anonymous, I would have to do some calculations on this. I will post the blog post about June visa bulletin prediction in few days.

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    2. Hi Amazon, your predictions seem to be very accurate. What are your thoughts on June - September 2014 for EB3 ROW? My priority date is June 2013 and I was wondering it it's going to be current in the next 2-3 months. Thanks,

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    3. Based on current data, it could either stay at this date or it could retrogress slightly. Latest data from USCIS would be helpful to more accurately estimate movement.

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  12. Excellent, looking forward what you come up with!

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  13. Is there any possibility of EB2 India will move to July-2008 in this fiscal year?

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  14. I'm under EB3-Phils and my PD is Jan 2012. I hope we get more big jumps for EB3-Phils so I can get my PD current soon! Keeping hopes high! :)

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  15. Amazon, i desperately need ur advise, my PD is on jan 2008 . If ur predictions will be right that in june it could move 2-4 months in EB3 philippines then my PD could be current. My problem is we will be going on a out of the country vacation in end of May to June 22. is there enough time to file? should we file within that month the PD is current? would there be a problem if we are out of the country? pls help need ur advice.

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    1. You can file I-485 application anytime as long as PD is current.

      This means when you return back, you can file I-485 if the PD is still current.

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    2. Hi amazon, so meaning to say we can apply from june 1 to june 30..

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  16. Hello Amazon I belong to F2A category
    Pd is 18 November 2013
    How long do you think its gonna take
    my i130 is approved 14th march
    Case at nvc

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    1. u shud b getting approval with in 5 months.

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  17. Thank you Lord for the big jump!God is really good allthe time!thank you also amazon for all your insights here.greatly appreciated!God bless always;)

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  18. Feeling great with the huge leap of EB-3 Philippines. Any prediction with June VB amazon? My PD is Jan 2008.

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    1. Please see the link below:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/04/june-2014-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  19. Hi Amazon, we r anxiously waiting 4 June VB for FB. As predicted by 2days VB F2A may b retrogress in coming months. I hope it stay like it for next couple of months. Can u plz tell us when u will b putting VB for June 2014. Thanks in advance for kind work u r doing 4 every1

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    1. Please see the link below:

      http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2014/04/june-2014-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  20. Thank u amazon for helping us get through the waiting, you help keep our sanity during this process. Pd oct 2007, big smile on my face:)))

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  21. Hi Amazon. Your predictions always interest me. They always seem to be close, if not spot on. I'm an f2b phil (oct2003). Movement in this category seem to be going at a snail's pace while movement for f2b row leapt by 4 month. Is the movement for f2b phil. Expected to push trough at the same pace for the rest of the fiscal year? Appreciate your help.

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    1. Thank you. It is possible that it could move forward faster around July 2014 visa bulletin.

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  22. Hi amazon! good news with May visa bulletin! what to do after being current? how many more months estimate till u get your GC? i am eb3 phils. thanks!

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    1. In blog post above, there is a section called "Next steps". Please click on those links.

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  23. Same concern here amazon, how long til we get a letter from nvc and our interview date.just got current in the may vb. Tnx

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    1. In blog post above, there is a section called "Next steps". Please click on those links.

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  24. IM EB3 PHIL CURRENT THIS APRIL VB PD JUN 2007. ANY IDEA HOW LONG THEY APPROVE GC? THANKS ANYBODY ON THE SAME CASE AS I AM?

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    1. 3 to 4 months. Filed i148 in December 12 2013 and Got my GC in 24th March 2014.

      Finger printing on 12 February.

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    2. How soon did you get your EAD?

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    3. You can also checkout the GC tracker. It has lots of cases over there:
      http://www.mygcvisa.com/tracker

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  25. Hi amazon, my pd is july 2007 and just got current in may vb.. i already read the "next step" above but really need an answer from you.:-)) i am still waiting for nvc to contact me bec i knew somebody who received correspondence from.nvc 4 mos before her pd became current. My agent also told me to contact nvc bec they also haven't received any communication from nvc. I already emailed nvc but their reply seems to take forever. What shall i do? Should i wait for them to contact me or should i fill up ds 260 and ds 261 even without their communication? Hope you can answer my querries... thanks and god bless.

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  27. my pd is May16,2000 under f3 category philippines,and when i check in priority date stimator it will be current on 2028,is it true?pls amazon give me some idea....

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