April 2014 Visa Bulletin was released last week.
Date for EB2 India is 15 NOV 04 and EB2 China is 08 MAR 09. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
The good news is EB2 China keeps moving forward. Almost a month movement.
As expected no movement for EB2 India. I think EB2 India dates is going to stay the same till June 2014 Visa Bulletin. It might start moving big from July 2014.
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 is 15 SEP 03 and EB3 Philippines is 15 JUN 07 and all other countries is 01 SEP 12.
Good news here is all countries except India and Philippines are at 01 OCT 12. Also, their corresponding dates have moved 1 month from last Visa Bulletin. For Philippines it has moved 1.5 months.
In a surprise move, the EB3 India date didn't move forward. I was expecting it to move one week per visa bulletin.
I-485 Pending inventory:
New I-485 inventory was released in Jan 2014. Thanks to USCIS for improving the format. It is much easier to read now. The CSV download has been replaced by excel download, which gives different tabs for different countries.
There are 118,478 applicants pending in the new inventory data while it was 116,159 last time.
EB2 India has 31,242 applicants pending before 01 MAY 2010. The number has reduced from 32,539 from the last time data. There are 12,405 applicants before 01 JAN 09 priority date. Depending on the number of applicants porting from EB3 to EB2, the date can very well cross 01 JAN 09 this year, assuming the same amount of spillover EB2 India gets like previous years.
EB3 India has 32,066 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date. Even though it has reduced from 34,336 from last inventory data, the number for Dec 2003 has increased from 885 to 1304. This makes it tough for the dates to cross DEC 2003 by Sept 2014.
There still seems to be some data errors. For example, there are 5 applicants listed under EB2 India for August 2013. There is one applicant listed under EB3 Philippines for May 2008.
There is no demand data yet corresponding to April 2014 bulletin.
You can see the official April 2014 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-april-2014.html
You can see the official Demand Data here -http://www.travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/Immigrant-Statistics/EmploymentDemandUsedForCutOffDates.pdf
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -