October 2014 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India stayed at 01 MAY 09. EB2 China moved from 08 OCT 09 to 15 NOV 09. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
As expected EB2 India stayed at 01 MAY 09. 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 08 NOV 03 to 15 NOV 03. EB3 Philippines moved from 01 APR 11 to 01 OCT 11. EB3 China jumped from 01 NOV 08 to 01 APT 09. For all other countries the date moved from 01 APR 11 to 01 OCT 11.
Good news is all the countries have dates moved.
I-485 Pending inventory:
I-485 inventory was released earlier.
Current I-485 inventory shows data till 21 JUL 2014. For EB2 India, there are 31,234 pending applications, whose priority is before 01 MAY 2010. For EB3 India, it is 30,018 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date.
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 am hoping the date will remain the same at-least till November Visa Bulletin. But, there are indications in other websites and in the visa bulletin that it might retrogress in November Visa Bulletin. I think it will retrogress to 15 DEC 04. But it depends on DOS strategy for this new fiscal year that begins in October.
You can see the official October 2014 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-october-2014.html
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -