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January 2016 Visa Bulletin

State Department, Dec. 9, 2015

Visa Bulletin For February 2016

Visa Bulletin For February 2016 - Check out the waiting list .

Visa Bulletin for March 2016

Visa Bulletin For March 2016 " VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement) Worldwide dates: F1: Three to five weeks F2A: Up to one month F2B: Up to three weeks F3: Up to four weeks F4: Three to four weeks EMPLOYMENT-based categories...

April 2016 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin For April 2016 "D. ANNOUNCING NVC'S EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIFTH PREFERENCE (EB-5) INVESTOR ASSISTANCE DESK Those with questions related to an approved I-526 petition can now correspond with the National Visa Center (NVC) using a dedicated e-mail address: NVCeb5@state.gov. The...

May 2016 Visa Bulletin

May 2016 Visa Bulletin "D. VISA AVAILABILITY DURING THE COMING MONTHS FAMILY-SPONSORED: CHINA F4: The level of applicant demand being received has begun to increase. Should this pattern continue, it will be necessary to either hold or retrogress this final action date in late summer. That...

Retrogressions in June 2016 Visa Bulletin

DOS, May 6, 2016 - "RETROGRESSION OF SEVERAL FAMILY-SPONSORED AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE FAMILY-SPONSORED: CHINA F4: The increased level of applicant demand being received has necessitated retrogression of the June final action date, in an effort to hold...

Visa Bulletin for July 2016

Visa Bulletin for July 2016 - Must-read Highlights include: OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE MEXICO EMPLOYMENT-BASED FOURTH (E4) AND CERTAIN RELIGIOUS WORKERS (SR) PREFERENCE CATEGORIES VISA AVAILABILITY FOR THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH ARE, OR WILL BE, SUBJECT TO A FINAL ACTION DATE IN THE EMPLOYMENT-BASED FOURTH...

Visa Bulletin for August 2016

DOS, July 11, 2016 - See Notes D-G re visa availability: "D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED FOURTH (E4) AND CERTAIN RELIGIOUS WORKERS (SR) PREFERENCE CATEGORIES As readers were advised in the May Visa Bulletin number 92, there has been extremely high demand in the E4 and SR...

No Longer So Fast! EB-1 Retrogression For Indian- And Chinese-Born Foreign Nationals: Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha

Cyrus D. Mehta and Anand G. Sinha, July 18, 2016 - "One does not need a degree in public policy or law to understand the basic premise behind the concept that the United States ought to make the attraction of the best and brightest individuals a paramount immigration policy. By enabling the most...

Wolfsdorf on the Visa Bulletin: To (Chart) B or Not to (Chart) B?

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Robert Blanco and Joseph M. Barnett, Aug. 22, 2016 - " If USCIS does open Chart B to allow for Form I-485 filings, there is still a critical, unanswered question: Is a child’s age “frozen” under the Child Status Protection Act (“CSPA”) if the child...

Visa Bulletin for October 2016

Visa Bulletin For October 2016 Number 97 Volume IX Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF

What Does the October 2016 Visa Bulletin Mean for EB-5s? - Wolfsdorf

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, Robert J. Blanco, and Joseph M. Barnett, Sept. 9, 2016 - "In the next few days, USCIS will announce whether applicants may file an application to adjust status in the U.S. if their Priority Date is current according to the later cut-off date listed in Date for Filing-Chart...

Which Chart to Use? USCIS Tells Us...

USCIS, Sept. 21, 2016 - "On Sept. 8, the Department of State published its Visa Bulletin for October 2016. The Visa Bulletin is a monthly report on visa availability. USCIS has determined that for the month of October 2016, applicants for all family-sponsored and employment-based preferences may...

Visa Bulletin for November 2016

Visa Bulletin For November 2016 - "EXTENSION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES An extension of both the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and Employment Fifth Preference Pilot (I5 and R5) Categories was signed into law in late September. As indicated in item D of the...

Visa Bulletin for December 2016

State Department, Nov. 8, 2016 Notes: ... D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE MEXICO EMPLOYMENT-BASED FOURTH (E4) AND CERTAIN RELIGIOUS WORKERS (SR) PREFERENCE CATEGORIES There continues to be high demand in the E4 and SR categories, primarily for Juvenile Court Dependent cases filed with U.S. Citizenship...

January 2017 Visa Bulletin

Department of State, Dec. 12, 2016

To Those Who Say, "Why Can't They Just Get in Line?"

According to the State Department, as of Nov. 1, 2016 there are 4,367,052 visa applicants waiting in line ...

February 2017 Visa Bulletin

February 2017 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin For March 2017

Visa Bulletin For March 2017 "Note D. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement) Worldwide dates: F1: Up to several months F2A: Up to one month F2B: Up to five weeks F3: Three or four weeks F4: Two or three weeks EMPLOYMENT-based...

April 2017 Visa Bulletin

April 2017 Visa Bulletin NOTES: "D. RAPID MOVEMENT IN WORLDWIDE FAMILY FOURTH PREFERENCE CATEGORY Despite the forward movement of the final action dates, the level of demand and resulting number use in several Family preferences has been below expectations. This lower than expected demand...

Visa Bulletin for May 2017

Visa Bulletin for May 2017 See notes D, E and F: D. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES During the past six weeks the level of Employment-based First and Second preference demand for adjustment of status cases filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has increased...

Visa Bulletin For June 2017

Visa Bulletin For June 2017 Notes: "... D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF THE CHINA AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIRST (E1) PREFERENCE CATEGORIES Readers were advised in item D of the May Visa Bulletin number 5, that it would be necessary to impose a date for these two countries in the near future....

Visa Bulletin For July 2017

Visa Bulletin For July 2017 NOTES: D. OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CATEGORIES CHINA Employment-based Third (E3) preference category: Readers were advised in item F of the June Visa Bulletin number 6, that it would be necessary to impose a date no later than August. The continued...

Visa Bulletin For August 2017

Visa Bulletin For August 2017 Note: "OVERSUBSCRIPTION OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED SECOND PREFERENCE CATEGORY WORLDWIDE, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, AND PHILIPPINES Employment-based Second (E2) Preference category: Readers were advised in item D of the May Visa Bulletin number 6, that...

Visa Bulletin For September 2017

Visa Bulletin For September 2017 NOTES: " D. RETROGRESSION OF FAMILY PREFERENCE FINAL ACTION DATES Family First Preference (F1): Worldwide, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, and Honduras: The continued high level of demand for F1 preference numbers has required the retrogression of...