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March 2015 Visa Bulletin

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

  1. msr

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    EB2 dates moved from 01 SEP 05 to 01 JAN 07. This is a considerable movement & very encouraging news to all EB2 folks.
     
  3. GeorgeCostanza

    GeorgeCostanza Guru

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    Mostly good for EB3 jumpers..erm, porting :)
     
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    The DOS previously predicted only four-to-six months of advancement for EB2 India, not the 16-month jump to January 1, 2007. It should be noted that the earlier prediction was stated as a minimum prediction of forward movement for EB2 India.

    The DOS anticipates further EB2 India advancement in April 2015, but likely not as great as what is in place for March. EB2 India is expected to continue to advance throughout fiscal year 2015 (FY15), but in a steadier fashion, rather than taking a large jump at the end of the fiscal year. As EB2 India advances, it is expected that the volume of employment-based, third preference (EB3) to EB2 "upgrade" requests will increase and create additional demand for visa numbers in the EB2 India category. This level of demand ultimately plays into the cutoff date determinations.

    The DOS has advanced the EB2 India cutoff date earlier in FY15 than in past years. This action, as explained by Mr. Oppenheim, is intended to allow case adjudications before certain documents expire (e.g., medical examinations). As previously explained, the DOS expects President Obama's executive actions will place a greater demand on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resources toward the end of the fiscal year. The DOS must advance the dates early enough to allow for utilization of all visa numbers before the end of the fiscal year. Thus, the DOS considers the resources and capacity of the USCIS in its calculations when setting cutoff dates.
     
  5. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Excellent analysis.
     
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    Agreed. It's from one of the Law Firm. I wasn't sure if I can post the link directly so decided to copy/paste the content & update the folks here on this forum.
     

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