Wednesday, March 9, 2011

April 2011 Visa Bulletin

April 2011 Visa Bulletin is out and the priority dates are 08 May 06 for EB2 India and 08 Apr 02 for EB3 India. For china the numbers are 01 Mar 04 for EB3 and 22 Jul 06 for EB2.

The India EB2 number has been 08 May 06 from September 2010 bulletin. The EB3 India has moved 21 days from the last visa bulletin and has moved about 3 months since October 2010 visa bulletin.

It is very interesting and disappointing that there is no movement in the EB2 India dates. One prediction is that it will start moving only in the last quarter of this fiscal year, which will start from July 2011 bulletin and it will move significantly. Lets hope atleast that happens. But other side, I read, there has been significant number of folks porting from EB3 India to EB2 India, that is why there is no movement in dates. Either way, we will have to wait and see.

For EB3 India, it is going to move at this pace only till there is a legislative change.

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  1. EB-2 Visa Availability – Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, informed AILA of a dramatic reduction in the use of EB-1 numbers. He stated:

    “[US]CIS says they have seen a decline in filings, and does not expect a change in the number use pattern. Therefore, this decline in EB-1 number use will allow me to begin having those ‘otherwise unused’ numbers drop down and be available for use in the EB-2 category. Based on current indications, that would mean that at least 12,000 additional numbers will be available to the EB-2 category. This situation will allow me to advance the India EB-2 cut-off date for May. The reason being that all ‘otherwise unused’ numbers are provided strictly in priority date order, and the India demand has the largest concentration of early dates.”

    According to our calculations, EB-2 priority dates for India and China may advance not just weeks or months, but years!