Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prediction: April 2013 Visa Bulletin

For Official April 2013 Visa Bulletin, please click here:

For May 2013 Visa Bulletin Prediction, please click here:

Please see below prediction for April 2013 Visa Bulletin (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Quick Summary:
  • EB1, EB4, EB 5: Current
  • EB2 Rest Of World: Current
    EB2 China: 5 weeks
    EB2 India: 0 week. See article: EB2 India Analysis & Prediction
  • EB3: 1 week to 6 weeks
  • F1 to F4: 1 week to 12 weeks

Please Note: These numbers currently do not include 18,000 additional visas (spillovers) from FB category to EB category which will be applied this fiscal year 2013.

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15MAR06 15MAR06 15MAR06 29JUL93 22JAN99
F2A 22DEC10 22DEC10 22DEC10 22DEC10 22DEC10
F2B 15APR05 15APR05 15APR05 15FEB93 08JUL02
F3 01AUG02 01AUG02 01AUG02 22MAR93 01OCT92
F4 29APR01 29APR01 29APR01 29AUG96 22AUG89

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 22MAR08 01SEP04 C C
3rd 15JUN07 29MAR07 29NOV02 15JUN07 08SEP06
Other Workers 15JUN07 01JUL03 29NOV02 15JUN07 08SEP06
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

The above table does not include 18,000 spillovers from FB category to EB category.

Also we will update this table as we get more numbers to crunch. If you are interested, the numbers above are based on following data:

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