Call us today for help! (206) 292-5237

June 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The June 2019 Visa Bulletin was just released. Most jarring was the massive retrogression that occurred for the EB1 India category, which retrogressed an astonishing 2 years, 1 month, and 21 days, from 22 February 2017 to 1 January 2015. The only (somewhat) silver lining is that this retrogression is expected to be temporary, with[…]

May 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The May 2019 Visa Bulletin was just released. EB1 all countries is disappointingly still not current, and shows no signs of becoming so any time soon. However, the date for filing employment-based visa applications for EB1 all countries finally showed some significant movement, advancing about three months to 1 September 2018, after having not moved[…]

April 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The April 2019 Visa Bulletin was just released. Below are the new priority dates. Once again, it is very disappointing to see that EB1 all countries is still not current, and the priority date has not advanced from last month’s bulletin. We have a number of clients in holding patterns and are monitoring this carefully[…]

March 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The March 2019 Visa Bulletin was released last Friday. Below are the new priority dates. It was disappointing to see that EB1 all countries is still not current, and the priority date has not advanced from last month’s bulletin. We have a number of clients in holding patterns and are monitoring this carefully as a result.[…]

February 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

February 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary   February 2019 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 23 days to 1 December 2016, F2B preference advances 47 days to a PD of 1 May 2012, F4 category advances 31 days to 22 June 2005; EB1 advances 61 days to 1[…]

September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients. September 2015 Visa Bulletin For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 77 days to priority date[…]

September 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2014 visa bulletin was released today. Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:  F2A category advances a whole 8 months taking the priority date to 1 January 2013 (great news!). F2B preference advances 2 months with PD at 1 September 2007;  No change in[…]

July 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary- EB2 India Sees Significant Advancement!

The July 2014 visa bulletin was released this morning. Headline: EB2 India sees a jump forward of 3 years, 9 months and 18 days.   Here is what my readers are looking for: For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: No movement in F2A category since last month’s retrogression leaving priority date at 1 May[…]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The March 2014 visa bulletin was released today.  There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward again – this time by 3 months.  F2A for ALL countries has not moved but Mexico sees retrogression.   Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below.  Our usual commentary is here: Here’s the pertinent information[…]