Friday, February 7, 2014

March 2014 Visa Bulletin

For February 2014 Visa Bulletin, please click here:

March 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from March 1 to March 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 01FEB07 01FEB07  01FEB07 15OCT93 15AUG01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 15APR12 08SEP13
F2B 01SEP06 01SEP06 01SEP06 01MAY93  08JUN03
F3 15JUN03 15JUN03 15JUN03 08JUN93 15FEB93
F4 08NOV01 08NOV01 08NOV01 15NOV96 01SEP90

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 15FEB09 15NOV04 C C
3rd 01SEP12 01SEP12 15SEP03 01SEP12 01MAY07
Other Workers 01SEP12 01SEP12 15SEP03 01SEP12 01MAY07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs


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  1. Amazon, I hope your prediction for EB3 ROW is incorrect but it is pretty much in line with what Charles O had said. :-(

    1. Yeah, the estimates for EB3 ROW was 0 to 2.5 months and it moved by 3 months.

    2. Hey Amazon,

      Just curious what is going to happen next bulletin. I know its early to predict but are there any chances of retrogression for EB3ROW?

    3. Most likely it is to going to remain at this date.

    4. Trying to predict the dates is next to impossible. :-)

    5. It is very hard to provide exact dates for all categories without real time data. The data available is around 4+ months old. Hence a range would be the best case scenario. :)

  2. Is EB2 India moving forward around 4 yrs?

  3. As per your news:
    EB2 India: For fiscal year 2014, EB India has a base quota of around 2,802 visas. In addition it will receive spillovers from FB and other EB categories. This could result in dates moving forward by around 4 years. We have added a blog post about this few weeks back.

    Is this moving around 4 yrs in March bulletin?

  4. Amazon, what do you mean by "This year DOS is using a different strategy of allotting visas at beginning of fiscal year instead waiting till last quarter. This directly affected EB2 India and EB3 India." Do you expect EB2 India dates to move BIG in March Visa bulletin?

  5. Amazon, please let me know about eb3 india moving PD date

  6. March VB is already out!

  7. It was a typo that Amazon mentioned about eb2I movement in March.
    Oh well, short lived excitement

    1. For EB2 India, please see this:

      Since we are still in February, which blog post are you referring to?

  8. Amazon, do you have any prediction when F2A category for India will move forward? Thanks

  9. Hello Amazon!

    We just checked the Visa Bulletin for March 2014, but the following paragraph confused us:

    "NOTE: For March, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 15APR12. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 15APR12 and earlier than 08SEP13. (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)"

    Our PD is May 16th, 2013 (spouse from Costa Rica), we got NOA2 and we received our case number from NVC yesterday. Do we have to worry about it? I think we will complete the AoS and next steps this month, but will NVC schedule the interview at the US consulate even if there's a F2A retrogression in the following months?

    Thank you so much in advance for your response.

    1. No worries, they will set up interview till visa is available. I have also replied to your question in the forum. :)

  10. What do you think will happen to EB3 Philippines? Any hope that it will move a bit faster?

  11. Yesss!! Finally current in Eb3!!!!

  12. EB3 Philippines for April?

  13. crazy… amazon, do you expect that F2A retrogresses at some point like Mexico?
    F2A for Mexico DID retrogress A LOT.

    What is your prediction about F2A retrogression worldwide?

  14. please can someone tell me why f1 (rest of the world) is so neglect that s unfair

  15. Amazon, any prediction for eB3 Philippines for the next couple of months?

  16. Hi Amazon, the Visa Bulletin for March 2007 is out but the GC Calculator is yet updated. Is there any update on GC Calculator? Thanks...

  17. Hi Amazon, Please let me know. Lots of people in eb3 india. They can remove backlog from eb3 india. My PD is june 2006

  18. Hi amazon..i have some question. I am now 29 yrs old single and my question is can i still be qualified of our mom family petition under f2a category?pls help for us to know if we have still the chance to touch the beautiful country of the land of the free and home of the brave.

  19. Hi amazon and everyone. Pls help us n give us some advice. My mom is now a GC holder and she said that she file for petition us under f2a category and our PD is sept.18,2013. What do we expect for this year about our status?do we have our PD this year or theres possibility that we are joining the retrogression?:( hoe someone can give us advice. Tnx n more power.


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