Wednesday, May 7, 2014

June 2014 Visa Bulletin and Analysis


June 2014 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today. 

EB2:

Date for EB2 India is 15 NOV 04 and EB2 China is 22 MAY 09. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.

The good news is EB2 China keeps moving forward, more than a month this time.

No movement for EB2 India. From the recent news from various lawfirm websites, the dates for EB2 India will likely move only in August 2014 Visa Bulletin. They also mention that it might move to Jan 1, 2008. One of them is here -- http://www.murthy.com/2014/05/01/official-predictions-on-priority-date-movement-for-fy14/

If you are waiting to file I-485, please use this opportunity to gather all the documents and keep it in place:


EB3:

Cut-off dates for EB3 India is 15 OCT 03 and EB3 Philippines is 01 JAN 08 and EB3 China is 01 OCT 06 and all other countries is 01 APR 11.

Good news here is EB3 India date has moved 2 weeks and EB3 Philippines date has moved 2 months.

EB3 China has retrogressed 6 years. Apparently, there is lot of "downgrade" from EB2 China to EB3 China.

Visa Bulletin says, there has been sudden surge of EB3 applicants. That is why the dates for Mexico, China and Worldwide has been retrogressed.


I-485 Pending inventory:

New I-485 inventory was released in Jan 2014. For EB2 India, there are 31,242 pending applications, whose priority is before 01 MAY 2010. For EB3 India, it is 32,066 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date. 

There should be another update on the inventory data. We will keep you posted once it comes out.


Links:

You can see the official May 2014 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-may-2014.html

You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here - 
http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-through-job/previous-pending-employment-based-i-485-inventory/pending-employment-based-i-485-inventory

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    1. Very high chance that It will move past Dec 2008 by Oct 2014 bulletin.

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    2. I have a quick question.
      My priority date is Jan 30th 2009. I have already filed for I-465 back in 2012 and received RFE for medical (chest x-ray was not included by the doctor's office)
      I have replied to the RFE and sent a new package immediately.

      Does that mean that I will not get any more RFE's and that my case if preadjudicated?

      or is there still a possiblity of getting more RFE's later when my PD becomes current?

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  2. What are the chances of eb2 india getting moved to July 2008 (my PD Jun 17 2008) this year?

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    1. I still feel it is pretty high.

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    2. Ambals, I have the same PD as the above person (June17 '08) . However, DOS said Jan '08 in August bulletin. And the only other movement will be Sept bulletin. May I know why you think that the chances of July getting current are still high? I would like to think so too, but Im worried. Thanks!

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    3. Very high chance that it will move past Dec 2008 by October 2014 bulletin

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    4. I hope so too..but just trying to understand why you say so when DOS said Jan 2008..

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  3. Hooray for Philippines!!!

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  4. I really don't understand this f...porting concept...Why people apply in EB3 if they are eligible for EB2...??? EB2 is also a curse like EB3 now...EB2 is also taking 10 year....All EB3 people are jumping in EB2 ...EB3 will be faster than EB2 in few years....

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    1. That is because the JOB itself must meet EB2 criteria. More than porting, the problem is too many EB1s.
      You seem to be very smart fellow since you look down your nose on EB3s... So why don't you port to EB1 smartass?

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  5. Moving dates in August can leave several people with 2008 PD behind. I have a OCT 08 PD and know that if there's an RFE or something then there's less likelihood of getting through this year. Even without that it is going to be the luck of the draw. 6 years from PD used to be the rule, now it is more like 7 years! Next year with increased ROW usage and no FB visas it will be even worse. Sad state of affairs.

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    1. RFE will be definitely issued for Medical. but doesn't necessarily mean you won't get it this year.

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  6. Hi ambals,
    My pd oct 2007 eb3 p has become current last month may vb but i have not received any notice from the nvc. I emailed them and just the other night their reply says that my case is not yet eligible for further processing, i would like to know your opinion as to why my case is not yet eligible for further processing when it became current one month ago. Thank you.

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    1. Probably because they have issued an RFE for further medical or something.

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    2. What's RFE? Im not adjusting, mine is consular processing. Am I affected by RFE issue? I havent received any notice from nvc not even a letter of appointment. Pls help

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    3. You can call USCIS and talk to level 2 officer.

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  7. Hi Ambal,

    With the new predictions in place, do you think the EB2I dates will move to Dec 2008 by Sept Visa bulletin?

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  8. Hi Aditi and Ganesh--
    Thanks for your blog post and update, i always check your post 1st around this time then official Visa bulletin, god bless you for your hard work and dedication :)
    my date is current after long time almost 11 year after applying labor, so will start preparing for, now your old blog will come handy.
    http://ambals.blogspot.com/2013/07/getting-ready-to-file-i-485.html

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  9. Ambals,

    My PD is Sept 4th 2008 for EB2 India . Do you think that I will at-least get my 485 this year?

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    1. No. Go back to India and start farming.

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    2. That is none of your business and also he didn't ask you to suggest that.

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    3. You will get your green card this year as the chance are high for PD moving past Dec 2008.

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    4. Under Obama's rule Highly qualified Indians will be deported and illegals jumping fences will be awarded citizenship .. the only way to get our dates current is to pledge that we will vote for Barry and Hillary's party :)

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    5. Vivek -- Yes. I think you should be able to file this year.

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  10. Hi Ambal,

    When you say its good for China EB2 Movement do you think we will be able to match them by this year ?? My PD is April 2009 EB2 - do you think we have any chance to get GC this year by Sep /Dec ?? Pl advice ??

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    1. The most retrogressed country will get all the spillover. In this case, till India matches China's date, it will get all EB2 spillover visas. Hence, it is good.

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    2. Ambals, Looks like - with RFE reaching till May / June for India EB2 - and China EB2 Movement to June wrt VB. I am sure there is some good news for India EB2 movement this year. (may be April 2009, do you think they will have enough spill overs till April 2009 ?? 17,500+) Pl advise Thank you.

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  11. My PD is Nov 17th 2003 EB3 India, when do you think it will become current?

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    1. I have the same PD, until this bulletin came out, I thought our dates will be current in August. But, now it seems like Oct and if luck tilts a little in our favour then Sept!

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  12. Hi Ambals,
    My EB2I PD is 2010 Feb 10th, do you think this year I will get chance to file 485?? and advice??

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    1. Sorry to say but not this year. Maybe by next August (2015)

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  13. Hi Ambals, is there atleast a remote chance that the dates will move to Nov 2008 for eb2 India by end of this year?

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    1. very high chance that PD will move past Dec 2008 by oct 2014 bulletin.

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  14. Thanks for great blog site, Mine is EB2 India with priority date of 21 April 2009, By any chance can you predict when my turn will be for filing 485.

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  15. EB-485 Inventory Data as of 04/01/2014 releases today.

    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/I-485%20Employment-Based%20Inventory%20Statistics/EB_I-485_Pending_Inventory_as_04-01-2014.pdf

    Could you please update us with your comments.

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    1. Why is that the inventory does not show any numbers for EB2 India after 2010 April

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    2. Because the date has not come to that anytime.

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  16. So many of us have asked Ganesh and Aditi for a prediction on our PD, me included. It takes great patience and empathy to answer each one of those requests. I think a widget on this site called "Ambal Prediction" would be awesome. We go in and put in our PD and we get a prediction of when our dates would be current. :)

    I shouldn't forget to mention how helpful the authors of this blog has been. Thanks for that.

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  17. Any predictions for July 2004, EB3 India ?

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    1. There are about 9000 folks in front. 3 years from now. If there is more porting, it will come earlier.

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  18. Hi Ambals,

    When you say PD will move past sept 2008 will it again retrogress back to 2004 at the end of the year or stay that way?


    Thanks..

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  19. Even if the PD moves to Jan 08 i doubt it will get approvals for folks after June 07. There is a lot of pending inventory now in EB2 and with the available numbers its likely to be stuck in Jan 08 for 4-5 months. Hence only folks to be happy will be prior to June 07.

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  20. What is your prediction on EB3 Feb 2004 PD? Thank you

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    1. About 3000 applicants in between oct 2003 and feb 2004. At this point it is like another year. If there is more porting, it will come earlier.

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  21. Hi Ambals,

    Based on the latest inventory data that was out last week, what is your estimate for PD movement for EB3I month over month till Oct 2014?

    Your estimates/insights will be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Yes. The numbers are not in favor. I hope they can move one week at a time atleast.

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    2. Ambals,

      So, are you saying that by Sep 2014...the EB3 India PDs will not move November 2003?

      My PD is 11-Dec-2003. I was hoping that it will become current before October of this year.

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    3. According to the latest inventory, there are approximately 2000 applicants between 15-Oct-03 (June visa bulletin date) and 11-Dec-2003. For that to happen, you need 8 more months from June -- 250 visas per month. But, there are lot of porting happening. We don't the exact number. So, the movement is dependent on that.

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    4. As per latest inventory there are 3453 Eb3 India pending I think they never calculated the porting yet they are double counting it is it not if they calculate it the date should move to Aug 2004 this summer for EB3 India . What is your take on that Ambals???

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    5. I think in the last 1 month most of the EB3 India folks with PDs through 31Dec2003 have received RFEs. And I think not many in Jan or Feb 2004 got the RFEs. So, isn't that an indication that they would move the dates till 31Dec2003 atleast?

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    6. People with PD of 2003 or perhaps most of 2004 should stop counting on porting as there are not many folks are going to port since they would like to believe that their EB3 itself will come in a year or two. Most of the porting will happen for cases beyond mid of 2004 PD.

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  22. Hi Ambals,

    My PD is Feb 09 EB2I . What are my chances of getting a GC this year?

    Thanks

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    1. Only 25% Chance - June 2015 for sure...

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    2. I think your chances are higher that 25%. I would say at least 50%.

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  23. Hi Ambels

    Thanks for your regular report. My Date is 16 Jan 2009 EB2-I, There are around 12k pending application, also EB3 to EB2 migrations. Charles Oppenheim announced that PD will go Jan 2008 on Sep/Oct (end of the year) with 5000 spillovers. In his case, PD wont come even the last year PD (Jun 2008)? In the future, EB1-C will eat everything, there will no spillover, at that the same time EB3 to EB2 porting will increase. So next year, PD wont come even Jan 2008 ? Oh my god, GC become daydream.

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    1. Imagine the plight of EB3-I guys from 2004 & 2005.

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  24. Hi Ambals,

    My PD is March 29 2005 EB3 India . When can I expect the GC?

    Thanks

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    1. Mine is march 25th 2005.

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    2. You both can pretty much forget in having GC's as it will be slow killing process. Since, you will be having EAD's, better to look out for a company who will do porting. Porting is the only option left for you both and all others whose priority date is 2005 and above....

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    3. As Ambal has mentioned it above, 250 visas per month. You should check how many months it will be based on how many applicant are there before you. Unless you have the urgency to get GC & Citizenship, continue with using your EAD otherwise port to EB2

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    4. There about 17,000 applicants pending in front of you, according to latest I-485 inventory. If it is 250 visas per month we are talking about 68 months. Even if half of them port, it will be another 3 years.
      If you can port, please do.

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  25. Hello Adithi and Ganesh,

    Thanks for taking time to answer fellow immigrants questions. I have a job offer contingent upon i485 approval this fiscal year. My PD is Jan 22 '09. Based on my analysis and looking into previous years data I think my chances for i485 approval this year is 50-70%. Do you agree?

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  26. In fiscal year 2013 aug visa bulletin had EB3 India priority date of 22 Jan 2003 and in same fiscal year Sept Visa bulletin for same category priority date jumped to 22 sept 2003, do you think that will happen again this year for EB3 india? If not that big of a jump do you see any jump like couple of months happening?

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    1. Not at this point. May be in the future if there is more porting.

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  27. My PD is EB2 INDIA AUG 21, 2008, any advise?

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    1. Didn't Mr. Charles say that the date might move to jan 2008 by sept bulletin? How are you saying that aug 21st 2008 priority date will become current in july bulletin? I am just curious and really hope, what you said happens as my priority date is june 30th 2008 and we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed.

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    2. Ambals was correct, wasn't he?
      Enjoy you are current now!

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  28. I am a daily visitor to your blog.

    Thanks for the great information you are providing to the Immigration community.

    What is your prediction on Oct 2009 EB2 India based on the latest pending Inventory,Appreciate your help on this.

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    1. Thank you Ambals for your time.

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  29. Thanks for the good work.
    I like your blog, predictions are quite good.
    Pls ans my questions -
    My husband moved to EB2, PD is sep 3 2008, Perm approved, filling 140 in PP. When do you think we will be current ? Also how long does the recapture of old PD to new 140 take ? On filinf 485 when does EAD come ?

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  30. Hey Ambals

    Thanks for all this wonderful info. I have a quick question for you. My GC is currently filed under EB2 with a PD of Feb 2012. I might take up a managerial position later this year with or without people reporting to me. Given this change, can I file an application under EB1 or is that not even an option? Thanks for the help!

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    1. I am in a similar position. However, I don't think just becoming a manager qualifies you for EB1.

      There is more painful route wherein you could get promoted as manager and spend at least a yer outside the country. You should be able to come back to U.S. on L1 and then file as Multinational company manager under EB1.

      -Yogi

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  31. Hey Guys, Does anyone know - after receiving the RFE documents for I-485, how long does it take for the Case Status to get updated on their website?

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    1. I sent the RFE Response on 9th May 2014
      USCIS received it on 10th May 2014
      Case Status changed to "RFE Response Review" on 12th May 2014

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  32. It seems lots of EB2I are getting RFE for medical and EVL. Precursor to PD movement in next bulletin? Check the discussion titled "2014 EB2I Mass RFE" in Trackitt. It looks like peope with PD until Sep 2008 got RFEs so far.

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  33. My PD is May 28th 2008 (EB2I)...I applied for 485 in Sep 2013...Both Myself and my attorney received a letter from USCIS stating "Request for Evidence" for continued employment as well as new medical records...Last paragraph mentioned that the potential movement of PD and visa numbers become available.

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    1. Congrats. I've been following the mass RFEs in trackitt. Until yesterday, the max date for RFE was 25-Sep-2008. Late last evening, I see a poster with Feb 2009 PD (EB2I) got RFE for medical. So I hope PD moves to that date this fiscal year. My PD 17-Nov-2008. EB2I.

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    2. I wish this helps in PD getting moved in coming bulletin. But if these are old folks who files 485 earlier they would have got approved in last round itself. there are tons of EB2 folks waiting approval before JUN2008. So i dont think anyone beyond Jan 2008 will get GC approved before November this year.

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  34. Can someone predict when will Apr 2009 EB2i becomes current?

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    1. My calculation says 01 Mar 09. Fragomen says summery 09. So, it is possible for Apr 2009 to become current soon.

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  35. It all depends, if you're luck you might sneak through this year, but Fall 2015 is a safe bet. Good luck

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  36. I'm concerned that there are no RFEs for Oct, Nov and Dec 2008 PD, that worries me in terms of date movement.

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  37. My priority date is 9th October 2003, India EB3 applicant. We received the RFE for medical and we sent the docs back with employment letter. The USCIS
    status shows Response review. My wife is working on EAD and it expires on July 17th. Do u recommend to renew the EAD or I will get the approval before July?

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  38. Always renew EAD - this is a lesson I learnt!!
    I thought my PD will be current and waited to apply for EAD, but there was a delay in my PD going current.
    Also EAD renewal will take at least 2-3months. So plan ahead of time. Make sure to also apply for Advance Parole along with EAD so you can travel outside the country if needed

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    1. My PD is current in last bulletin. Filed I 485 in July 2007. and I 140 is approved.

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  39. http://www.fragomen.com/newsresources/xprNewsDetailFrag.aspx?xpST=USAlerts&news=2698

    State Department Projects Significant Movement for EB-2 India in the Coming Months
    June 3, 2014
    The priority date cut-off for EB-2 India could advance by nearly five years, to an early summer 2009 date, by the September Visa Bulletin. EB-2 China is projected to move forward by five weeks per month for the remainder of the fiscal year, but EB-3 China will remain static and could retrogress further if demand does not subside. EB-5 China may become unavailable in August or September, but is expected to become current when FY 2015 begins on October 1.

    The nearly five-year surge in India EB-2 availability is due to the application of unused immigrant visas in the EB-1 and EB-2 worldwide categories, according to Charles Oppenheim, the senior State Department official responsible for visa control. EB-3 India is projected to advance slowly, by one week per month, through the end of the current fiscal year. EB-3 China is expected to move forward slowly during FY 2015. Rapid advancement is anticipated for EB-3 Philippines in the last months of the fiscal year, but EB-3 for all other countries is expected to hold at current cut-off dates.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Now would be a good time for employers and their immigration counsel to carefully review the priority dates for Indian employees with approved I-140 petitions but who have been unable to pursue adjustment of status applications due to retrogression. As we have seen in the past, there may only be a small window of time when before the EB-2 cut-off dates again move backwards. In addition, many long-pending adjustment applications may be approved during this surge.

    The exact cut-off date will not be known until the State Department releases a Visa Bulletin announcing the advancement. The Bulletin is usually issued about three weeks before the month to which it applies.

    When their priority dates become current, adjustment applicants with pending cases may need to provide supplemental documentation so that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can finalize their cases. Applicants could be asked to provide updated job letters from their employer-sponsors and may need to attend another biometrics appointment so that new fingerprints can be taken. Updated medical certificates may also be required.

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    1. Now they are in-line with our predictions :)

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    2. Great news! Thanks for your postings Ambals. Please post a new item in your blog with the fragomen new alert.

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    3. My PD is april 4 th 2009. Do you think I have chances ? .Can this be early summer ?

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    4. Any chance for July 2009?

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    5. My calculation says 01 Mar 09. Fragomen says summery 09. So, it is possible till Aug 2009.

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  40. Early Summer means End of May/June 2009. So hopefully yours will be approved. I think it will end by June 2009 ?

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  41. Hi Ambals,

    I would appreciate your advice/opinion regarding my question below.

    My PD is Dec 2003 EB3 India.
    I recently got RFE (in April) for EVL, Proof of Continuous Validity of Employement Status, Medical
    I sent the RFE response and the case status changed to "RFE Response Review"
    I am with the same employer who filed by Labor 11yrs back. And in the EVL letter they have responded that the GC position is still there, etc, etc.

    Now, if I get a good offer from another company, it is safe to switch now? I understand that switiching before getting GC is better than switching immediately after getting GC. But my situation is that the new Job may be completely different than what was stated in my GC. So, I don't intend to file AC21. so, if I don't intend to file AC21, is it safe to switch now....given the fact that the current petitioning employer has already responded to the RFE EVL request that the position still exists?

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    1. Best to consult a good immigration lawyer

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  42. Are they issuing RFE for all applicants who are going to become current and already adjudicated?

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    1. There is no official word on that yet.

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  43. hi,
    my PD is 2008 dec 31st ,india & i got my EAD in 2012.....my question is it okay to go for medicals even before getting any RFE......Thanks ...

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    1. Best to wait for your date to become current first and then for RFE to come.

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  44. Hi,
    My pd is nov'06 eb2. I didnt apply for 485 for a long time( for personal reasons) and did it end of last year. I didnt complete the medical then but got an RFE for that in early april and submitted rfe already.

    I have my ead card. I also have good career opportunity from another company. Considering i have completed 180 days, should i still wait for my green card?

    I am confused coz by the time I make the move file AC21, my priority date becomes current, I dont want to unncessarily delay gc.. or affect it anyway.

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    1. i am in a similar situation.
      Assuming you and I get our cards this September, unless there are unbearable work conditions at your current workplace, my advice would be to stick for a few more months.
      A lawyer on Murthy.com had told me that I would have to stick for 6 months to a year with my current company once I got my GC to avoid any questions in future.

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    2. What happens if you have just filed ac21 and your date becomes current?

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    3. i don't think that matters. I am assuming since you have filed ac21, you would already have filed for I485, so all you are waiting for is your GC, correct? You might have to furnish new documents of employment if you get an RFE

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  45. Hi Ambals,

    I had an approved I-140 with a Priority date of Aug 2010. I recently got laid off. Let me know if I get a new job:

    1. Do I have to go through the entire procedure of Advertising --> PERM --> I-140. In best case how many months should this procedure take?
    2. What happens if I don't get my I-140 approved in time before my Priority date (Aug 2010) gets current?
    3. When do you expect the priority date of Aug 2010 to get current?

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    1. It might become current in late 2015. For other questions, it is best to consult an immgration lawyer.

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  46. I work in a fortune 500 company and our visa processing is handlled by Fragomen. I forwarded the article to them and there verbatim reply is "This is a Client Alert distributed by our firm. EB-2 India is anticipated to advance significantly around September. Initially, the priority date was expected to advance to appx. Jan. 2008, but new estimates anticipate priority dates to advance to 2009.

    As news becomes available to us on this front, the firm will release additional Client Alerts.
    "

    Therefore we might not see a lot of movement in July and August visa bulletins

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    1. Do you have a trackitt account? Can you post this information in trackitt?

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    2. This reply from Fragomen doesn't mean dates will move only in Sept bulletin. Dates will move to 2009 by September bulletin. DOS/USCIS cannot make such a huge jump in one month and process all the requests. They will have to do it in phases in July, August and September bulletins.

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    3. I dont have a trackit account. But if you tell me a correct forum on trackit, I will post it.
      After reading Fragomen's employees his reply I feel that dates wont move till September, but lets see what happens on coming 10th. Even i am hopeful that dates will start moving quickly

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    4. Guys, any possibility for July 09? Thanks a lot!

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    5. My calculation says it will move till 01 MAR 09. Fragomen says summer 09. So, July 09 is possible.

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    6. Yes,There is one case with May 12th 2009 date got RFE on 06/07/2014.

      http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i485-eb/1427274447/ebi-2009-april-rfe-text-yesterday/page/last_page

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  47. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/using-administrative-reform-allow-eb2eb3-beneficiaries-their-i-140-approved-file-i-485-and-apply-ead/c120syh5

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  49. Ambals..One more blogs predicts EB2 movement same as Fragomen's blog.
    http://www.ogletreedeakins.com/publications/2014-06-05/dos-forecasts-significant-advancement-eb-2-india-cut-date-slow-down-eb-3

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  50. Hi Ambals

    Just curious, but what is your PD ��.

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  51. Will these expected movements stay put (more or less) , or will the dates retrogress back to 2004 or 2005 levels?

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    1. Will obviously retrogress to 2004/2005 levels.

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  52. is the bulliten out ? trackitt not workin

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  53. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

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    1. Hi Ambal, you were the only one keeping our hope all these time. Thanks for the great job and analysis. Now July visa out with sept 08 for EB2. What r your predictions for next 3 months?

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  54. Visa bulletin for July 2014 out....EB2India reaches 01-SEP-08

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  55. July Visa bulletin released. EB2 India moved to 01SEP08. Happy to share the news.

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  56. EB2 India has moved to Sept 2008! July 2014 bulletin has been published!

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  57. Bulletin is out...Sep 2008 for EB2I

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  58. July Visa bulletin is out - EB2I - September 2008

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  59. http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-july-2014.html

    Sep 2008 for EB2 :) .. Ambals you are right !!! Thanks

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  60. Hi,

    My PD is jan 2009. It looks like it might become current this year .Can I go ahead and book an appointment with civil surgeon even before the date becomes current ?

    Thanks

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  61. July bulletin is out. Its 1 Sep 2008 for eb2 india.

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  62. Finally July 2014 VB released today.

    http://www.travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-july-2014.html

    Any chances for EB2 Oct 2009 PD to be current in 2014.

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  63. guys, bulletin is out.. eb2 India Sept 2008

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  64. I am assuming EB2 India and China dates will move to Sep2nd 2009 in the Sep 2014 VB

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  65. Ambals,

    Please provide your inputs based on today's VB. Will the EB2I dates move to Sep 09 in Sep 2014 bulletin?

    Greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks

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  66. Any Chances for EB2 I July 2nd 2009?

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  67. Thanks Ambals for great work you were the only one keeping our hopes alive.

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  68. Hoping to see it go further ahead to July/Aug 2009 this year

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  69. PD of Sep 18, 2008 do you think it will become current in August 2014 Bulletin? Thanks

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  70. Any retrogression like the last two years to dampen our hopes this time??

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  71. Hi Ambals- What does the July Bulletin signify? My EB2 PD is Jan 08 and my application was filed in September 2013. Any chances of quick GC approval in one month. I am sure tons of folks have ported between now and then.

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  72. Hi Ambals,
    thanks for your blog, one quick question, might be final question too, for pd of oct'06 eb2, how long would it take to get gc. I filed in nov'2013 for 485.

    Thanks in advance, need to understand the timeline to make a few decisions.

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  73. 1) Do you think EB3-India will continue to move by 2 weeks in the upcoming bulletins?

    2) If so, do you think it will move by 2 weeks even in Oct 2014, Nov 2014, etc...as the current USCIS fiscal year ends by September?

    My PD is 11-Dec-2003 EB3 India and so wondering when I can expect it to be current.

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  74. Any predictions on August 2014 Visa bulletin for EB2-I

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  75. Hi Ambals.
    Will appreciate your predictions on the retrogression. How severe will it be? Thanks

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  76. Aug 2014 for EB2I will advance to Feb 1 2009.

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  77. Is trackitt down ?

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  78. My PD is July 13th 09, do I stand a chance?

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    1. 25% in my opinion. The date is expected to move up to June 1 2009 as of now.

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    2. I don't think june 1st is officallly early summer. Early summer starts June 20th until August 5th.

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  79. My PD is Oct 8, 2008.

    Got an rfe to send updated medical form. Got a couple of questions. Ambals, would appreciate your thoughts.

    1. Will I be current in Aug? If so, how much time does USICS really take to issue card?

    2. I will be in India in aug for vacation. If my aos is approved while I am gone, will I have trouble coming back on B11 visa (I dont have ead/ap)

    Thanks!

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  80. Hi Ambals,

    My PD is May 2008. I moved from EB3 to EB2 and filed my new perm application in September 2013. Unfortunately, I got an RFE on it , this May. How much time would it take to get my perm approved in this situation? Is there any chance that I will get EAD this year or do you think the dates will retrogress before I get my EAD?

    Please reply,
    Thanks!

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  81. My PD 11/12/2008 eb3.how long does it takes to process my papers?

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  82. Hello,

    I would appreciate some guidance here. I work at Big 4 accounting firm who is filing my green card papers, however, they have asked me to obtain an experience verification letter from my previous employer - another Big 4 accounting firm. I am not sure if my previous firm will provide me such a letter mostly because they were not happy that I left them for a competitor. Could someone please let me know what my alternatives are? I may be able to find a coworker from the previous firm who works at another company write a letter for me. I also have a friend that I made at a client who is willing to help me. Will a letter from a client contact and a coworker (both work at new companies now) suffice? Also, will the letters have to be on official letterhead?

    Appreciate your help with this!

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