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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 MONTHS
FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)
F1: Two to three weeksF2A: Three to five weeksF2B: Six to eight weeksF3: One to three weeksF4: Two or four weeks
EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)
Employment First: Current
Worldwide: CurrentChina: Three to five weeksIndia: No forward movement
Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation.
China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result in increased demand which may require "corrective" action possibly as early as February.
India: Little if any movementMexico: Will remain at the worldwide datePhilippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may require "corrective" action at some point later in the fiscal year.
Employment Fourth: Current
Employment Fifth: Current
The above projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen during each of the next three months based on current applicant demand patterns. Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits. The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables." - CA/VO: October 9, 2014.