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February 2015 Visa Bulletin

Discussion in 'Visa quota and cutoff date issues' started by msr, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. msr

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    Hi Ron,

    Just saw that the Visa Bulletin for Feb 2015 was released & decided to post here. Hope it's not posted already in some other section.
     
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    As expected there was a movement in EB-2 Category. They advanced to 01 Sep 2005.
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Interesting projections:

    D. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS

    FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)

    Worldwide dates:

    F1: Up to three weeks
    F2A: Three or four weeks
    F2B: Three to six weeks
    F3: Up to three weeks
    F4: Two to four weeks

    EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)

    Employment First: Current

    Employment Second:

    Worldwide: Current
    China: Three to six weeks
    India: Four to six months

    Employment Third:

    Worldwide: Rapid forward movement for at least another month or two. The rapid movement in recent months should generate a significant amount of demand for numbers. Once such demand materializes at the anticipated rate it will have a direct impact on this cut-off date.

    China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result
    in a dramatic increase in demand which could require
    "corrective" action within the next six months.
    India: Up to two weeks
    Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date
    Philippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may
    require "corrective" action at some point later in the
    fiscal year.

    Employment Fourth: Current

    Employment Fifth: Current - for most countries. The expected increase in
    China-mainland born demand would require the
    establishment of a cut-off date for such applicants
    no later than the summer months.

    The category will remain "Current" for all other countries
    for the foreseeable future.

    The above projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen on a monthly basis through May based on current applicant demand patterns. Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits. The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to monthly fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables.
     
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    Hi Ron,

    Do you think it's a good sign that EB-2 dates progressed ? How far can we expect it to go in the next few months. My PD is Feb 2009. Any predictions ?
     
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    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    I honestly don't have a clue. The USCIS figures are so out of touch with reality that it is impossible to even guess.
     
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    Agreed. I already got my EAD last year. Expecting to get a GC this year assuming that my PD will become current again sometime this year. Fingers Crossed.
     
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