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February 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The February 2014 visa bulletin was released yesterday.  There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward again – this time by 2 months days F2A has not moved (no retrogression still).   Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual commentary is here:

Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for:

For ALL countries except Mexico: F2A preference remains the same as last few months with PD for all countries at 8 September 2013 and for Mexico only at 1 September 2013. 

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 37 days with PD at 8 July 2006;  F4 category advances 21 days to PD at 22 October 2001;  EB2 is current and, and EB3  has forward movement with PD jumping again 2 months to 1 June 2012.

For India only:  F2B preference advanced 37 days with PD at 8 July 2006;  F4 category advances 21 days to PD at 22 October 2001;  

There is still no movement in EB2 and EB3 preference categories at this time.

If your priority date is current, especially in the EB3 All Countries category,  congratulations! We hope you file your petition in due course!

We will report on the March 2014 visa bulletin when it is released.

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Below is copy text from the Visa Bulletin re. F2A for Mexico.

D. 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 cut-off date to May 1, 1993 in an attempt to hold number use within the annual per-country limit.  Further retrogression of this cut-off date cannot be ruled out.

MEXICO F2A:  Continued heavy demand in the Mexico F2A category will require the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the annual numerical limit.  Such action is likely to occur within the next few months.

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