Friday, September 11, 2015

November 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For October 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2015/09/october-2015-visa-bulletin.html

Please see November 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Starting from October 2015 visa bulletin, DOS has decided to break its visa bulletin into two categories. The first category is "final action date" which is same as the previous visa bulletin. Dates in this category is when USCIS will start approving I-485 application.

The second category is "dates for filing visa application". The dates in this category is when applicants can start filing their I-485 application. This will be useful since applicant can file EAD application and after 180 days can change employer even if PD is not current.

The data below is for "final action date".

Quick Summary:

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15FEB08 15FEB08 15FEB08 01DEC94 01NOV01
F2A 22MAY14 22MAY14 22MAY14 08APR14 22MAY14
F2B 22FEB09 22FEB09 22FEB09 22AUG95 01NOV04
F3 15JUN04 15JUN04 15JUN04 22JUN94 15OCT93
F4 01MAR03 01MAR03 01MAR03 01APR97 08JUN92

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08FEB12 08JUN05 C C
3rd 01SEP15 22NOV11 15APR04 01SEP15 08FEB07
Other Workers 01SEP15
01JAN06
15APR04 01SEP15 08FEB07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs C 08OCT13 C C C

If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130/NVC/I-140/I-485 case in the Free GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.

We will update this table as we get more data from USCIS. If you are interested, the dates above are based on following data:
  • Latest I-130/I-140/I-485 Processing Statistics (see link on right side) -->

Similar to EB3 category movement, we have added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.

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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35 comments:

  1. Hi good news i got IL yesterday. country f2a india consulate mumbai. my pd 27-march-2014.

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    1. Congratulations buddy !! I am too with same PD but my case is not complete yet.

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  3. Hi good news...got interview date yesterday through phone.country f2a india consulate mumbai.My pd is 10FEB2014

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    1. What is your il date ND when your case completed

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    2. Case completed on 07Sep2015

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    3. And interview date is 16Oct

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    4. That's great Congress

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  4. Hi All, i got appointment letter and my interview date is 16OCT2015 mumbai consulate.But in the appointment letter nothing mentioned about finger prints.How do i take an appointment to take finger prints.Someone pls help

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    1. that probably means they will take your fingerprints on the day of the interview at the consulate. But to be on the safe side call your consulate and ask them.

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  5. Any idea on what the new "acceptance dates" for EB-2 category India may look like?

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  6. Hey Everyone,

    I have a question and it would be really great full if u guys could find and reply

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    1. I wanted to know that my PD is 22 dec 2014 and as of now the current pd for India is 15th May 2014. We have read online that PD till march 2015 can start with the process for the paperwork wef 1st Oct 2015 when the letters are rolled out.Can anyone elaborate on what this new process is?
      Another question I had who starts with the NVC processing me or my husband (he is the one in the US) a little unsure about this as well.
      Thanks in advance

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    2. The March 2015 filing only concerns for the people who are adjusting status while inside the US. You do the processing through USCIS and not NVC. Are you the beneficiary? If so, you cannot adjust since you are outside of the US.

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    3. Yes I am the beneficiary. In this case since I am outside the US we would require for the PD to get current and wait the confirmation from the local embassy to begin with the process. Right?

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    4. No. What happens is that once your case has been approved by the USCIS it is transferred to the NVC. The NVC holds your case for some time until your priority date is at least 6 months away from being current. They contact you through email with something called a ''welcome letter.' This welcome letter asks you to pay some fees and to file some more paperwork and the online visa application. Once all this is done your case is deemed completed by the NVC. Then, a month before your PD becomes current they schedule your interview and contact you through email yet again. After they have scheduled your interview they send all of your documents to the consulate of your country.

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    5. Got it. Thank you so much Alejandra.

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  7. hello everyone i got approval last month its almost 40 days my pd is 17th june 2015 and i sent 2 mails to nvc regarding my case updates but they didnt replied may i know when i will get my case number and further process…in approval letter they mention that if i didnt received any correspondence from the nvc within 30 days then i may contact to nvc throw mail but i didnt get from them i got approval on 13th aug 2015 help me plz

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    1. it takes them a while for them to answer emails; around 30 days. You can call them at (603) 334-0700. Although it is hard to get through to a representative due to the high volume of callers. This is all so they can give you your invoice and case number but don't worry since they probably won't start processing your case in a while.

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    2. Hi Alejendra my pd 15 april 2015 got approved by uscis in may 2015 after that i called to nvc and got case and invoice number ocer phone and i don't know the further process please help me

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    3. they will contact you through email with something called a ''welcome letter'.' This letter allows you to pay fees and submit documents to the NVC for further processing. It might take a while before they start processing your case, though. Be patient.

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    4. Its already 1 month uscis approved my case but nothing hear from NVC.How long does it take.My pd is june 23 2015

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  8. Hey guys did you read this news

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/09/26/federal-agencies-roll-out-new-plans-for-a-government-shutdown-see-you-in-december/

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  9. Alex, hi friends my wife case has been approved by nvc on the 9/11/15 but we have not heard anything about interview date so who can brief a little about that when nvc will schedule my wife interview in ghana. Bc I filled it since 5/8/14.

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  10. Dear All...
    My PD is June-10-2015 (F2A), My case got approved last month and i got this notification, "We mailed your Your I-130 Immigrant petition. If you do not receive your document by OCT 05-2015, please go (web name) to request that we resend the document to you." Now it has been more than 30 days and still i didn't receive any document. Please advise and suggest that what should I do?

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  11. Dear All...
    My PD is June-10-2015 (F2A), My case got approved last month and i got this notification, "We mailed your Your I-130 Immigrant petition. If you do not receive your document by OCT 05-2015, please go (web name) to request that we resend the document to you." Now it has been more than 30 days and still i didn't receive any document. Please advise and suggest that what should I do?
    What should be the next step after this? Can anyone guide me?

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  12. My husband PD 15 December 2014, received WL and paid AOS fee 21st September but still not able to pay IV fee, is this normal?

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  13. my filing date is 3rd march 2005 EB-3 category...when it will be current

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    1. Employment Based category...and i have filled on 3rd march 2005, but till date is not current, how much time its take to be current... EB-3, india

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  14. Hello my priority date is December 26,2014
    Does anyone know or have any idea when I'll receive IL thanks sooooo much

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  15. Hello my priority date is December 26,2014
    Does anyone know or have any idea when I'll receive IL thanks sooooo much

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