August 2014 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India moved from 01 SEP 08 to 22 JAN 09 and EB2 China from 22 JUL 09 to 08 OCT 09. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
Good News !!! EB2 India and EB2 China keeps moving forward.
If you are becoming current in August and if you are going to file I-485, please make sure to contact your immigration lawyer now and get the relevant documents.
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 from 01 NOV 03 to 08 NOV 03 and EB3 Philippines from 01 JAN 09 to 01 JUN 10 and EB3 China from 01 OCT 06 to 01 NOV 08 and all other countries it stays at 01 APR 11.
Good news here is EB3 India date has moved 1 week, EB3 Philippines date has moved more than a year and EB3 China has also move more than an year..
I-485 Pending inventory:
Current I-485 inventory shows data till 1 APR 2014. For EB2 India, there are 31,187 pending applications, whose priority is before 01 MAY 2010. For EB3 India, it is 30,992 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date.
The new inventory should come sometime this month. We 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,
My calculation says, it will move to 01 MAR 09 in Sept 2014 Visa Bulletin. There are few law firms that say, it might move as much as 01 SEP 09. We have to wait and watch. Of-course, more the merrier.
Then, the next question is what might happen after that.
Last year the dates for EB2 India was like this:
Jul 2013 -- 01SEP04
Aug 2013 -- 01JAN08
Sep 2013 -- 15JUN08
Oct 2013 -- 15JUN08
Nov 2013 -- 15JUN08
Dec 2013 -- 15NOV04
I expect pretty much the same. The dates will move till Sept VB. Then, stay put for one month or two months. Then, retrogress back. I think it will retrogress again to say, 15 DEC 04 in November 2014 Visa Bulletin. It totally depends on what strategy DOS wants to follow this time.
You can see the official August 2014 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2014/visa-bulletin-for-august-2014.html
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -