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Visa Bulletin for September 2019
Posted on 15 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for September 2019 Good news, bad news: " D. AVAILABILITY OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIRST, SECOND and FIFTH PREFERENCE NUMBERS There has been a combination of a dramatic change in the USCIS demand pattern for adjustment of status applicants... Read More

Visa Bulletin for August 2019 - ESTABLISHMENT AND RETROGRESSION OF AUGUST EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES
Posted on 11 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for August 2019 ESTABLISHMENT AND RETROGRESSION OF AUGUST EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES "There has been a steadily increasing level of Employment applicant demand since late May for adjustment of status cases filed with U... Read More

Illogical Situation for F2A Spouses and Children under the July 2019 Visa Bulletin - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 23, 2019 "The Department of State Visa Bulletin is eagerly anticipated each month. It tells aspiring immigrants their place in the green card queue, and whether one has moved ahead, remained static or gone backwards. There are... Read More

Visa Bulletin for June 2019
Posted on 14 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for June 2019 NOTES: D. INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIRST PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY Despite the final action date for this country having been held for the past three months, there continues to be an extremely high rate of demand for... Read More

Visa Bulletin for May 2019
Posted on 15 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for May 2019 Note D: "CHINA-mainland born AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIRST (E1) PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY Despite the final action date for these two countries having been held in recent months, there continues to be an extremely... Read More

Visa Bulletin for April 2019
Posted on 15 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for April 2019 Note D: "Final Action Date movement in many Family-sponsored and Employment-based preference categories continues to be greater than might ordinarily be expected, and this is anticipated to continue for at least the... Read More

Visa Bulletin for February 2019
Posted on 11 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for February 2019 Notes D & E "D. SCHEDULED EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR): With the expiration of the continuing resolution on December 21, 2018... Read More

Visa Bulletin for December 2018
Posted on 13 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for December 2018 Note D: " SCHEDULED EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR): Pursuant to the continuing resolution, signed on September 28, 2018, the non-minister... Read More

September 2018 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 8 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

September 2018 Visa Bulletin [See especially Notes F, G and H.] Read More

Visa Bulletin for July 2018
Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Visa Bulletin for July 2018 Notes: "D. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT (SI) TRANSLATOR CATEGORY VISA AVAILABILITY Given the limited availability of visa numbers and the existing demand, the Department expects to reach the FY-2018 annual limit of 50 Special... Read More