This blog post is a placeholder in case DOS decides to publish the October 2013 Demand Data. As most of you know, DOS also did not publish the August 2013 and September 2013 Demand Data.
Update: DOS did not release October 2013 demand data.
October is the first month in FY 2014. The annual EB quota would reset back to 140,000 visas per year. Each country in EB1, EB2 and EB3 categories would be limited to max around 2,802 visas per year.
October demand data would be very important for EB2 India. It would give a good idea on how many cases are pending before 2005 and 2006.
Let us assume porting rate to EB2 India for PD till June 2008 is around 4,000. In addition, let us assume there are around 16,000 cases which are preadjudicated till June 2008. Assuming a spillover of around 18,000 visas to EB2 India from other EB categories, there should be around 2,000 cases remaining.
These numbers do not include (a) huge amount of people porting from EB3 India to EB2 India for PD till June 2008 and (b) I-485 applications which have been filed but have not yet been preadjudicated (these would not show up in demand data). Hence the actual pending cases could be a lot higher.
Tip: While you are waiting, you can use the Find Hidden Visa Bulletin to locate the October 2013 Visa Bulletin before it is released to general public. Last month this tool was used by around 30,000 users.
- July 2013 Demand Data: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/06/july-2013-demand-data.html
- September 2013 Visa Bulletin And Analysis: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/08/visa-bulletin-september-2013.html
- October Visa Bulletin: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/visa-bulletin-october-2013.html
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