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DOS ALERT: VISA OFFICE UPDATE ON F2A PRIORITY DATES

Copied from AILA.  AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13121951 (posted Dec. 19, 2013) The AILA Department of State Liaison Committee has been informed by the State Department that due to the demand of F2A visas by Mexican nationals, the Mexico F2A visa preference category is expected to retrogress in the spring of FY2014. If the return[…]

November 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The November 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for:   For ALL countries except Mexico: F2A preference remains the same as last month and Mexico retrogressed a week (that is still great news).   For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 21 days with PD[…]

July 2013 Visa Bulletin is Out

The Department of State released the July 2013 visa bulletin today.  Our usual commentary to follow soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime, some pertinent information about movement of priority dates  from the bulletin copied below: D.  VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS (August – October) FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement) Worldwide dates: F1: Up to five weeks[…]

DOS on EB-1 and EB-2 Visa Availability

Copied from AILA: Cite as “AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12050945 (posted May. 9, 2012)” AILA Liaison received the following information from the Department of State regarding the recent priority date movement for China-mainland born and India EB-2 categories, as well as information on projections for visa availability in the EB-1 and EB-2 preference categories. The[…]

June 2012 Visa Bulletin Released

May 9, 2012: Earlier in the day, I posted the below note about the June 2012 visa bulletin. It appears the Department of State has removed the link for the day.  However, AILA was able to capture the visa bulletin which I have copied here. June 2012 Visa Bulletin. Our usual commentary will follow tomorrow. –[…]

February 2012 visa bulletin commentary

The February 2012 visa bulletin was released today.  Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 48 days to priority date (PD) 8 June 2009 and F2B preference has advanced 38 days to 15 October 2003; F4 moves forward[…]

September 2011 Visa Bulletin Commentary

Today DOS released the September 2011 visa bulletin.  Here is the scoop: For all countries except India- F2A preference has advanced 4 months and 9 days to priority date (PD) 1 Dec. 2008.  No change in F2B preference, PD remains 1 July 2003.  EB2 preference remains current and EB3 preference has advanced 21 days to[…]

July 2011 Visa Bulletin and Commentary

The Department of State released the July 2011 Visa Bulletin today.  Here is what most of my clients want to know: For all countries except India: F2A preference has advanced seven months since last month’s visa bulletin was released.  F2b preference has advanced 2 months and 16 days. EB2 preference remains current.  Eb3 preference advanced[…]