F2A: This category has become “Current” for August, and is expected to remain so for the next several months. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the fact that there are large amounts of...
Department of State Publication 9514, CA/VO: August 12, 2013
F2A: This category was made “Current” in an effort to generate new demand for the upcoming fiscal year. Information received during discussions with the National Visa Center and...
Visa Bulletin for October 2013
"It is important to remember that the establishment of a monthly cut-off or "Current" status for a numerically controlled category (preference or Diversity) applies to those applicants who were reported prior to the allocation of visa numbers for that month. For example, all qualified...
"RETROGRESSION OF EMPLOYMENT CUT-OFF DATES
The India Employment Second and Third preference category cut-off dates were advanced very rapidly at the end of fiscal year 2013. Those movements were based strictly on the availability of thousands of "otherwise unused" numbers which could...
Visa Bulletin For January 2014 Number 64, Volume IX, CA/VO: December 11, 2013.
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" MEXICO VISA AVAILABILITY
MEXICO F2B: The level of demand during recent months has been extremely heavy, in particular for cases filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for adjustment of status processing. Therefore, it has been necessary to retrogress the February...
Visa Bulletin For March 2014
"... Continued heavy demand in the Mexico F2A category has resulted in the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the annual numerical limit. ..."
Visa Bulletin For April 2014
"The www.travel.state.gov website has been redesigned and reorganized. The Visa Bulletin is now found under "Law and Policy" in the visas section of the website. Visitors to the website have several ways to access the Visa Bulletin.
From the www.travel...
Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: April 9, 2014
"VISA AVAILABILITY DURING THE COMING MONTHS
WORLDWIDE F2A: From early 2013 through September 2013, the level of demand for numbers in this preference category was extremely low. As a result, the F2A cut-off date was advanced at a very...
"RETROGRESSION OF JUNE CUT-OFF DATES
WORLDWIDE F2A: The cut-off date for the Family F2A category was advanced at a very rapid pace during fiscal year 2013 in an effort to generate demand to use all numbers available under the annual limit. Those movements have resulted in a dramatic increase...
Department of State Publication 9514, CA/VO: June 9, 2014
"The China-mainland born Employment Third and Third Other Workers cut-off dates have advanced for the month of August, and could do so again for September. There are two reasons for this advance after the retrogression of the cut-off date earlier this summer: 1) The heavy demand by applicants with...
Visa Bulletin For September 2014
D. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
INDIA Employment-based Second Preference: The use of potentially "otherwise unused" Employment numbers prescribed by Section 202(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has allowed the India Employment...
"VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS - INDIA Employment-based Second Preference: Increased demand will require the retrogression of this cut-off date, possibly in November, to hold number use within the fiscal year 2015 annual limit."
Department of State Publication 9514, CA/VO: September...
Visa Bulletin For November 2014
" INDIA EMPLOYMENT SECOND PREFERENCE
Increased demand in the INDIA Employment-based Second preference category has required the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the fiscal year 2015 annual limit.
VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING...
Department of State Publication 9514 CA/VO: November 7, 2014
Visa Bulletin For January 2015
Number 76 Volume IX Washington, D.C
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Much has been made of the estimated four million ( or more ) unauthorized people who may benefit from executive action announced by the White House and DHS last month.
But the hard truth about immigration reform is that unless Congress passes legislation, the White House cannot reduce the current...
Visa Bulletin For February 2015 - January 9, 2015
"VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)
F1: Up to three weeks F2A: Three or four weeks F2B: Three to six weeks F3: Up to three weeks F4: Two to four weeks
Visa Bulletin For March 2015
Department of State Publication 9514
CA/VO: February 9, 2015
"D. VISA AVAILABILITY - CHINA-mainland born
Employment Third Preference: The cut-off date for this category was advanced very rapidly during the past seven months, in an attempt to generate demand to ensure that all numbers under the annual limit could be made available. Item E in the...