February 2015 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India moved from 15 FEB 05 to 01 SEP 05. EB2 China moved from 01 FEB 10 to 15 MAR 10. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
Good News is that EB2 India have started moving earlier than expected. Another, good news is EB2 China is moving forward.
If you are waiting to file I-485, please use this opportunity to gather all the documents and keep it in place:
- General list can be found here - http://ambals.blogspot.com/2013/07/getting-ready-to-file-i-485.html
- This blog post will help you, if you have not done vaccination - http://ambals.blogspot.com/2013/12/vaccination-record.html
- This blog post will help you, if you don't have your Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate in place - http://ambals.blogspot.com/2013/06/affidavit-of-birth-along-with-i-485.html
Cut-off dates for EB3 India moved from 15 DEC 03 to 22 DEC 03. EB3 China jumped from 01 MAR 11 to 01 SEP 11. For all other countries the date moved from 01 JUN 13 to 01 JAN 14.
Good news is the dates for all the countries have moved.
I-485 Pending inventory:
I-485 pending inventory data was released in october.
Current I-485 inventory shows, For EB2 India, there are 20,263 pending applications, whose priority is before 01 MAY 2010. This number was 31,234 in the previous edition. For EB3 India, it is 29,422 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date. It was 30,018 in previous edition.
We are expecting another inventory to be released this month. Will keep you posted on that.
What to Expect Next Few Months:
For EB3 India:
I am hoping it will move 2 weeks every Visa Bulletin, at the very least one week.
For EB2 India:
I expected the dates to stay the same till June. But, DOS is using a different strategy this time. They have moved the little this Bulletin. I am hoping they keep the forward movement trend. They say in this Bulletin that they are expecting it to move forward four to six months.
Read on Executive Action related to employment based - http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#4
You can see the official February 2015 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-february-2015.html
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -