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DOS’s Visa Bulletin Delivers on Expectations for EB-2 Indian Nationals and Family 2A Numbers

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DOS’s Visa Bulletin Delivers on Expectations for EB-2 Indian Nationals and Family 2A Numbers

July 9, 2013 | Tags: EB-1 | EB-2 | EB-3

The Department of State's August Visa Bulletin delivers on its earlier announcements to expect a 3 year forward movement for EB-2 Indian nationals and forward movement for the Family 2A category, due to unused numbers and demand patterns. Movement for other categories was little to none. Based on previous number crunching, we may anticipate some further forward movement EB-2 Indian nationals in the next two months. The DOS warns, however, that it expects a significant amount of demand for Indian EB-2 nationals moving from the EB-3 category, and that, as a result, we should anticipate some retrogression in FY 2014. Employees should plan to file adjustment of status cases as soon as they are eligible.

EB-1

  • all still "CURRENT"

EB-2

  • All others – still "CURRENT"
  • China – still at August 8, 2008
  • India – advances 3 years and 4 months to January 1, 2008, after stagnation these last 8 months
  • Mexico – still "CURRENT"
  • Philippines – still "CURRENT"

EB-3

  • All others – remain at January 1, 2009
  • China – remain at January 1, 2009
  • India – remain at January 22, 2003
  • Mexico – remain at January 1, 2009
  • Philippines – advances 3 weeks to October 22, 2006

As usual, WSM is contacting the USCIS regarding any pending adjustment of status applications for our clients for which visa numbers become available to request the government to resume processing those cases and will continue to reach out to clients anticipated to become eligible in the near future to prepare adjustment of status applications.

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