Monday, April 6, 2015

May 2015 Visa Bulletin

For April 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2015/03/april-2015-visa-bulletin.html

For May 2015 Visa Bulletin Analysis, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2015/04/may-2015-visa-bulletin-analysis.html

May 2015 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 15AUG07 15AUG07  15AUG07 08NOV94 01FEB05
F2A 01SEP13 01SEP13 01SEP13 08AUG13 01SEP13
F2B 15SEP08 15SEP08 15SEP08 01APR95  22APR04
F3 22FEB04 22FEB04 22FEB04 15APR94 15AUG93
F4 01AUG02 01AUG02 01AUG02 15JUL97 22OCT91

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JUN12 15APR08 C C
3rd 01JAN15 01MAY11 15JAN04 01JAN15 01JUL07
Other Workers 01JAN15 15NOV05 15JAN04 01JAN15 01JUL07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th
Targeted
Employment Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs
C 01MAY13 C C C

Link: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-may-2015.html

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      153 comments:

      1. what about f1 for philippines, PD aug 2, 2006

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      2. F2a will move forward at least one month

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        1. Got invoice mail aos n iv fees payment, my PD is march 31, 2014. People with pd close to plz post updates about u case developments. Thank u all n wish u good luck.

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        3. My PD is March 20, 2014 but I didn't get emailed yet... Anybody else from f2a ROW with PD in march did get mailed?

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        4. our case not approved yet. my case transferred from vsc to csc on march 23 2015 my pd 27 march 2014 f2a. any one please tell how long it will take to approval.

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        5. Ho that's too bad, i think it also depends on the state ur petitioner is from. Since the department of state provides the availability of visa numbers.

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        6. pd march 21 2014 nvc approved last aug 2014 no email received yet califonia service center.

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        7. pd march 21 2014 nvc approved last aug 2014 no email received yet califonia service center...how will I check if the welcome letter is ready for my case is it through email or mail?

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        8. It may depend on ur country n category. They will send u an email with invoice number for aos n iv fees payment.

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      3. Did anyone get IL from NVC today?
        Please update.

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        1. Yes I did. my pd was March 3,2014

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      4. Hello,
        F2B is going faster than F1
        Hmm interesting,
        Looks like it is complete with out control.

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      5. PD is on March 27, 2014
        I got an email from NVC yesterday which was welcoming letter to start processing my application. they said I need to fill out the applications and pay the fees to get the interview

        Center: California Service Center:
        •03/26/2014 I-130 Documents sent
        •03/282014 NOA1 - Priority date
        •04/01/2014 Email notification
        •04/21/2014 NOA2 approved

        Center: National Visa Center (NVC)
        •06/03/2014 Case number, and IIN
        •04/03/2015 Welcome letter received by email

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      6. Hello my pd is March 6 2014 when I get welcome letter from nvc

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      7. Anyone else with PD Feb - March 2014 did not get invoice IIN?

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      8. I didn't get pd March 6 2014

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        1. Is ur i130 approved? and what is ur chargebility area?

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      9. i 130 approved April 9 2014 chargebility nepal

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      10. Does anyone with a transferred case from Vermont to California get the welcome letter yet? My PD is march 2014 and my case is transferred to California and did not get my WL yet

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      11. when they usually send Welcome Letters during the week? Mondays?

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      12. pd oct 2013 any update about interview letter

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      13. it'a 10:32 PM in east coast and my case just approved :) I got noticed by SMS. My case was transferred from Vermonter to California 3 weeks ago. My PD is March 10, 2014.

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        1. Also can someone please tell me what is the next step?

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        2. Call nvc after 15days.

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        3. call for what exactly?

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        4. I'm guessing he meant to check if the NVC received your case from USCIS and to provide them with your email so they can send you your case number and invoice number.

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        5. Hi, on what date your case was transferred from Vermont to California Service Center?

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      14. After u send ur civil documents (police certificates etc) how long does it take to get an interview? Pd oct 01 2013 f2a

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        1. It takes for the NVC 30-60 days after the scan date to give you a case complete if everything is in order and you don't get any checklists. After that, if your pd is current then about a month after the case complete, really depends on the embassy or consulate you will do the process through.

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        2. NVC had sent me on March 19,2015 that they had received all necessary documents to complete my case and as soon as a visa date is available they will inform me and then on March 27, 2015 they had sent me a checklist with instruction that my AOS doesn't meet minimum poverty level , however a Consular Officer will make a decision on the date of the interview and I may wish to submit an addition AOS. My PD is April 2008 F2B other chargeable areas. My question will NVC still send me my interview date without I submit the addition AOS.

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        3. I wouldn't really know, but what I gathered from what you wrote is that they will schedule an interview anyways, but you run the risk of the consular officer denying you the visa because your sponsor does not meet the minimum poverty level.
          My recommendation to you is to find another sponsor to complement the difference between the other sponsor's income and the poverty level. You got nothing to lose by sending another i-864.

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        4. That was what I was thinking that they were going to send my date anyways but yes I have gotten another sponsor, but my concern is that I would have to wait another 60 working days to allow for processing my PD is April 2008 which was current since January 2015. So I was thinking that maybe I could take it to my local embassy on the day of my interview.

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        5. To me, that makes sense. You could do that, but you should probably call the embassy to make sure that's okay.

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        6. Ok thanks for the information but I am going to submit i-864 still cause I don't get my interview date as yet and it has long past F2B April 2008.

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      15. Anyone whose priority date November 2013 and service center vermont got approval of i130????

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      16. hi is it possible that the priority date become current and i 130 does not approved?

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      17. Does anyone here got interview letter EB3 Phil PD April 2013

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      18. F2a PD SEP 11th 2013 no IL MAY IS NOT MY MONTH SO SAD!!!!

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        1. when they review your file

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        2. My case completed in sep 2014 already !!!!!

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        3. 2013 or 2014

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        4. Last year 2014 !!! Just waiting for IL now !!!

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      19. hi... when they review my case before or after my pd current

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      20. Before pd current . What your pd .

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      21. What is your scan date

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        1. what is scan date is

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        2. Did you recived email from nvc to nvc received your package . Sometimes it's your scan date or after that day

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      22. Hi Guys.

        I inquirying why NVC did´t give me access to pay IV, last march 17 I sent IV packet and I haven´t received nothing from them. Also I sent an email and don´t got answer yet.

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        1. try to make the petitioner to be the agent of the applicant
          call them and change chose of agent

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      23. Hello everyone.. My PD April 2013 is current , according to NVC documentary qualified already and about 60 days passed, when shall they release interview letter. EB3 Philippines.Any response please?

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      24. PD March 17, 2014. Received the letter today to pay the fee. Good luck everyone.

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        1. did you call nvc to change the agent??

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      25. Hello,
        good news to everybody
        Jan 2015 : Work with the Department of State to modify the Visa Bulletin system to more simply and reliably make determinations of visa availability."
        Our gov. is thinking about us legal immigrants to change for better.'
        I hope I will enjoy my children soon,
        F1 I-130 Priority Date Aug 2012
        Thank you so much .

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        1. This is old news . Where you find this send link please

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        2. U will call one more time if they said that . You have your conform number just give them

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        3. I foud this here: http://www.migtri.org/legislation/executive-action-immigration-reform-uscis/
          what do you think?

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      26. F2A applicants any one with priority date Sep 2013 - Jan 2014 completed their case at NVC, please update.........

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        1. Please update your NVC activities, it will help other a lot.......... please post your update activities on this blog

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        2. PD March 17, 2014. Received the letter today to pay the fee. Good luck everyone.

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        3. when did you make choice of agent?

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        4. MY PD is sept 3, 2013. My case was completed at nvc may 2014 so i am just waiting on the interview.

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        5. MY PD is sept 3, 2013. My case was completed at nvc may 2014 so i am just waiting on the interview.

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      27. Does anyone August 2013 F2A filer recently receive an IL from NVC?

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      28. Guys.

        I want share this with you.


        Today my wife called to NVC and they told her that we have not completed DS261, but I got a confirmation page from las feb 25, and every time that I sign in page Said "completed" now an agent representative told us that we have not completed the form.

        I don´t know what happened with this people.

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        1. the same happened with yesterday representative told me it is not shown on the system but when i login it it shows completed

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      29. U will call one more time if they said that . You have your conform number just give them

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        1. What is your priority date ?

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      30. I did not get an email from the NVC but I was able to access the Consular Electronic Application Center and was able to fill out DS-261. Have not been invoiced and cannot pay any fees yet. PD March 17, 2014.

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      31. A few minutes after I submitted DS-261, I got welcome letter. I have a question though, in the welcome letter, it gives me the list of documents that I have to submit, but it says to submit them in order and I know that people send them in different envelopes labeled as IV and AOS respectively. Do I submit them like that or in just one package like the email says?

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        1. Different envelop please

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        2. I HAD QUESTION PLEASE SOLVE IT

          Do I need to send AOS and IV documents through Email ( electronically) or via mail ?

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        3. via mail....

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        4. No need to place your documents in different envelopes. I sent mine in one envelope with this cover sheet on top. And I'm fine, case complete already. Don't waste envelopes and paper printing out cover sheets that've become obsolete )))

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        5. Do we need to send photocopies of the whole package too? I mean after preparing the package ready to mail then duplicating it and sending 2 packages?
          One of my friends did it like that my I'm not sure if its needed?

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        6. Why would you mail photocopied photocopies? Sounds like some sort of voodoo magic. The instructions are really straightforward. You mail in AOS (with an original signature), tax transcripts, etc, and photocopies of supporting documents that are required for your case. You'll have to bring the original documents to your interview.

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        7. I don't know why he did it, it sounded weird to me too. Also one more question about "Social Security Earning Statement" Is this document the one when you go to SS website login and download from there? Four page statement showing your income from the first time you start to earn money?

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      32. Just today I got i130 approval email....pd nov2013......vermont service center

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      33. F2A applicants any one with priority date Sep 2013 - Jan 2014 completed their case at NVC, please update.........

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        1. Guys any update about the Visa Bulletin.....

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      34. If anybody knows in case there is something wrong with the documents submitted to the NVC for completeness, how many days will they take to send me notice of adjustment for errors?

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      35. PD: Dec 02, 2013.

        Today I just got IV fee by email, but still unable to pay it.

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      36. Hi my i130 case approved today ....pd march 2014.....VSC TO CSC transferred case.

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      37. Everyone waiting for visa bulletin

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      38. Damn I think we should wait till next Monday for visa bulletin

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      39. F2A - 10 JAN 2014. i got email from NVC that my case is completed on 04/07/2015. When will i get interview latter?

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        1. Wooow, that's good...

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        2. Can you please update about your NVC steps along with the date which they happened, it will benefit others....

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        3. You are likely to get interview in one or two months becoz it is gonna be big jump in next months visa bulletin

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        4. You will get your interview letter next month, till Jan 2014 all the applicants are close to finish their NVC process....

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      40. How long nvc took.. why is your scan date

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        1. NVC taking 30 - 60 days to complete the case, some time less than it

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      41. F1
        Please make American family together.
        Mom miss children.
        :(
        10 years .....I can't make it ;( I'm old.I have only my American husband family,no one from my family,I'm alone.

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      42. No updates for the last two days......., everyone waiting for the Visa bulletin....

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        1. F2A applicants any one with priority date Sep 2013 - Jan 2014 completed their case at NVC, please update.........

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      43. F2A cutoff for May visa bulletin is 1 SEPT 2015!!!! Got this from trusted source and they will officially release the bulletin tomorrow afternoon..

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        1. I meant 1 SEPT 2013

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        2. Please, Can I know your source?

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        3. Lol please say our hi to Obama

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        4. and it is SEPT 1 2013.

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      44. Yes 1sep2013 bczz some of people got interview letter last 2weeks but not sure it will be 8sep2013 bczz some of people 8,9 August didn't get interview letter so no one know.

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      45. Why some people who have 8,9August2013 didn't get interview letter?

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      46. what about F2B visa bulletin ...When will be our interview??

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        1. My PD is April 2008 F2B still haven't received interview letter as yet.

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      47. This time Visa Bulletin too late.......many applicants eagerly waiting for the bulletin

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        1. Yes, this time it is very late, I don't understand what is the reason, hope something good for F2A

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      48. VB Released EB2I Jumped to 10 months. Great News!!!

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        1. Yeah right ! You saw it in your dreams ! Not yet released !

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        2. Don't give fake updates....

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      49. When nvc take immigrant visa fees before or after review 30-60 days? Pls answer.

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        1. Before. They review your case for 30-60 days after you submit the documents.

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      50. I would like to share this bad experience with everybody. I got married to my husband last march in, but got my passport renewed the year before (2013). my husband is my petitioner we have paid aos n iv fees and have prepared all the documents, the only thing pending was the PCC which i have to get from the passport office, which gave me my present passport. When i went there i was horrified when that lady told me that she will mention my status as single, since it was so on my passport. i was almost in tears i told her i have been waiting for this visa for 1 n half years n if u give my status as single i'll not get my visa approved. i told her that as i renewed my passport before my marriage i did not add my spouse name in it. she sent me to the B counter, then i was sent to the C counter. i felt helpless n i explained my situation to the person at C counter he also told me the same thing. He was a nice old gentleman who told me not to get worried n told me to leave now n get all the original documents supporting our marriage within 3 days. thankfully i got it done by his help. So please add ur spouse name in ur passport as soon as u get married, if that is not possible take all the documents supporting ur marriage. good luck!

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      51. May VB released

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

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        1. nothing good!!! just one month!!! so upset. was waiting a better result

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      52. 4weeks move . Stuck with 1months movement in whole years . Wait killing

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      53. Oh my! old applicants for EB3Philippines resurfaced and priority dates got back as far as Jul 01, 2007, just in time for us, pd jul 11, 2008 and just received our green cards last month, I thank the Lord for that, I am just sad for those who are caught by this retrogression again.

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        1. This is so sad. i am affected too. If you dont mind, when did you apply for adjustment of status?

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        2. We filed AOS last July 2014 when our pd became current on that month, we received our EADs/APs less than 3 mos. after, then our GCs after 8 mos., just slipped past this huge retrogression.

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        3. Hi Jeff! There's still hope. I'm under EB3 Phils too. I filed my AOS last November 2014. I got approved just last week. 5 months after I submitted my application. This will take effect in May. There's still time. Hang in there! Keep praying!

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      54. Hello My PD is 28th july 2014 F2A , my I-130 was approved on december 2014 i received a message from the NVC, its "NVC inquiry". Im the petionner for my daughter, the letter is saying that the NVC has process my case and they case me a case number but we have to wait until a visa has become available. I want to know if this letter is the welcome Letter, if not what can i do now.

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        1. This is not the welcome letter. For now, all you can do is wait. The welcome letter will come in 2-3 months and will actually say welcome letter and will tell you to pay fees and submit documents.

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      55. F2A just one month movement, very sad, expecting some thing good...... F2A reached till 08 Sep 2013 in October 2013 visa bulletin then after it had reached to the same date after 1 year 7 Months, unbelievable.........

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        1. Oh my god...........

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        2. June 2015 Visa bulletin is very crucial for all the F2A applicants.., It may take a big jump....

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      56. How is the welcome letter? What does it say? When do they send you a welcome letter? Thanks

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      57. Big jump in end of fiscal year

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      58. F2A applicants any one with priority date Sep 2013 - Jan 2014 completed their case at NVC, please update.........

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      59. Hi! Amazon I been noticed that the PD Ab3 philippines backward to july/1/2007 can I ask my PD is nov/2007 but I have already schedule for interview on 24/April 2015 which is nexweek I am still affected I been also done my medical.thanks

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      60. When I will get IL pd 11th sep 2013 case complete 2014

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        1. Probably at the end of this month

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      61. i already submitted and registered for DS260 Last feb 18 2015, will it affect my embassy interview? Im eb3 phil thank u

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        1. Do you have an interview schedule already? If yes and if it will be on or before April 30 I think you will be good. But if your schedule is later than this, you will have a case pending and wait until your pd becomes current again, anyway, what's your pd?, if it's earlier than july 01, 2007, you're still good.

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        2. My PD was 5/nov/2007 I have interview schedule on 24/April/2015 nexweek,I been passed already the medical last 1/april/2015.thanks

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        3. Do you have interview schedule?

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        4. I think you are still good, try to read notice from US consulate in Manila at: hammondlawgroup.com/healthcareblog for you to know what to expect on your case.

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        5. I read it But I'm here in London,I think just only in Manila to give a chance for EB3.thanks

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      62. My f2a pd 12 nov2013.I paid aos fees and submitted all civil documents march 12. Nvc also received it. They have taken 45 days for processing but I couldn't pay visa fee.

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      63. I just received an email from NVC stating that they received all necessary documents to process the case and as soon as an interview date is scheduled petitioner, or applicant will be notified.does this mean case is completed? Are we only waiting for interview letter? Does any one know? Did any one received this letter? F2a PD Jan 28

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        1. Congratulation friend this means your case is complete. Now you just wait for your priority date to become current and you will get a interview letter

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        2. Good.... F2A with PD Jan 2014 had completed the case at NVC

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      64. I request all the F2A applicants plz update if any one had completed the case at NVC and any one receive the Interview Letter, it will help other alot....

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        1. Every one had a lot of expectations with June Visa Bulletin

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      65. I have also received the same letter on March 19,2015 and received another letter on March 27,2015 to say that the AOS doesn't mean the current poverty level however the Consular Officer will make a decision on the day on interview my PD is April 2008 F2B still haven't received an interview date as yet.

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        1. What's That mean by current poverty level ?

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        2. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/15poverty.cfm

          click on above link. You'll get an idea.

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      66. Pls update f2a pd November 2013.

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      67. Your PD was announced in VB in jan .How come you got welcome letter 2 months after that ! Mostly people get it before PD will be current !!

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      68. Hello guys,

        I'm a bit confused with filling the I-864 AOS form.
        I don't meet the minimum income requirements to sponsor my spouse even though I am petitioner. So I decided to look for a joint sponsor to help meet the income requirements.

        Now my question is.. do I also need to fill the I-864 form?

        Thanks!

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        1. You as a petitioner need to fill out a I-864, yes. The joint sponsor needs to fill one out aswell.

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