Thursday, October 9, 2014

November 2014 Visa Bulletin and Analysis


November 2014 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today. 

EB2:

Date for EB2 India retrogressed back to 15 FEB 05. EB2 China moved from 15 NOV 09 to 08 DEC 09. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.

As expected EB2 India retrogressed, but it happened one month earlier than expected. 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:

EB3:

Cut-off dates for EB3 India moved from 15 NOV 03 to 22 NOV 03. EB3 Philippines moved from 01 OCT 11 to 01 JUN 12. EB3 China jumped from 01 APT 09 to 01 JAN 10. For all other countries the date moved from 01 OCT 11 to 01 JUN 12.

Good news is all the countries have dates moved.

I-485 Pending inventory:

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. 

Hopefully, a new inventory will be released this month. That will give a good idea on what the last Fiscal looked like and what the future holds.

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:
Now that the dates have retrogressed back, I think it will stay the same till June. I think, it will start moving big from July 2015 Visa Bulletin.

Links:

You can see the official November 2014 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-november-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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160 comments:

  1. Ambals,
    I have few questions, hope you can help me.
    1. My PD is Dec 2008, I filed my I-485(first time) on Aug 1st 2014. Is there any chance of getting GC this year?, I heard that people got GCs last year even after the retrogression.

    2.What will USCIS do on EB2I filed applications during the retrogression period.do they work on it and issue RFE if they need any thing else? or they just do not touch it until the dates move forward(June 2015)
    3. How safe it is to change employer on EAD, I currently have H1 & EAD and i got a full time position(with similar job description), but i have to use my EAD. is it safe to take the full time opportunity with loosing H1 status?
    4. In case my 485 is denied while i am on EAD, do i have an option to re appeal or move to H1 status?

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    1. 1. Very little chance at this point.
      2. They might review it later next year.
      3. I-140 approved, I-485 pending for 6 months or more, EAD card in card -- if all 3 conditions are met, you move to same or similar job using AC 21. I would recommend consulting with a good immigration about your specific situation.
      4. I would recommend consulting with a good immigration about your specific situation like how long you were on h1b and what are the possibilities of I-485 being denied and so on.

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  2. When do you think EB2 India Oct 2009 dates current again.

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  3. Hi Ambal, do you think that the priority date of May 2010 will become current next year? Which month do you anticipate? Will it go beyond May 2010?

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    1. It might in 2015. We can tell with little more certainty after we see the new I-485 numbers.

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  4. Hi,

    I filed my I-485 for the 1st time on July 2nd at TSC. I got my EAD. Do you think I have chance of getting GC this year. Thanks

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    1. There is still chance to get it this month.

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  5. It seems nobody who filed this year got GC! Very frustrating. I filed 9th July, so far only EAD and AP!

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    1. If you see trackitt.com -- there few first time filers who have got their GC.

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  6. Hi My PD is Oct, 2008. I have been current since Aug-1 2014. I got an RFE (medical) which I responded in June ,2014. Will they have a visa number assigned to my application? Will i be greened this year or will I have to wait till next year?

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    1. Try contacting your one of senator's office, where you live and request them to check the status on your application.

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  7. what are the chances of getting a GC this year for all the july filers?

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    1. There is still chance to get it this month.

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  8. Hi Ambal, Our priority date is Nov 2008, we did biometrics on sep 18th, still not received EAD. Is there any chance of EAD and GC this year? pl advice.

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    1. EAD -- Yes. GC -- very little chance.

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  9. Hi Ambals, do you think that the priority date of EB2 Feb 9th 2010 will become current next year? Ported to EB2, waiting to file 485.

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  10. Hello Ambals,

    First of all, kudos to you on the service you provide. Removing guess work out of immigration process helps lot of people assess their situation and make informed decision involving their life/careers. Immigration process in US is broken and is getting worse but I don't want to start on it right now. :)

    I'm in a similar situation as lot of folks. My PD is Nov 2008 EB2 India. I applied for I-485 first time on Aug 8, 2014 with receipt date of Aug 14, 2014. I finished my biometrics on Sept 25th, 2014. Couple of questions.

    1. Will I get EAD only after 6 months of Aug 8, 2014, meaning 6 months of pending I-1485?
    2. If I get EAD sooner, is it advisable to switch employers before 6 months of pending I-485?
    3. When does the actual spill-over happen? At the last quarter of the fiscal year or periodically every quarter/month?
    4. Looking at the pending inventory from April and July, not much change in number of application pending for previous years meaning there are plenty of applications which are stuck for one reason or another. Is there a data which provides this information to make even more accurate judgement?
    5. When is visa number assigned to one's case and then deducted from the pending inventory list?
    6. Is there a link which give more details on the process or reverse engineering the data is the only way?

    Once again thank you for great service and keep up the good work. If I ever meet you in person, lunch is on me. :)

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    1. 1. EAD should come in about 75 days.
      2. It is good to wait for 6 months or more.
      3. Last quarter.
      4. October inventory will show it.
      5. Not sure when they deduct it.
      6. Reverse engineering.

      My name is Ganesh. You need to tell atleast you name before we have lunch :)

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  11. Hi Ambals....PD 11Aug'08/TSC/EB2 India/Filed 01Jul'14/
    Received EAD/Ap Combo card on 24Sep'14. USCIS website is still showing 485 as Acceptance. Do you see any possibilities of getting GC in October. I dont know why i dont see any update on 485 since filed on 01July'14. Really appreciate all your info and help. Thanks

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    1. There is still chance to get this year. If you see trackitt.com, there are folks who are similar to your case, have received it.

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  12. Have PD 25 Jun 2010, what ur best guess will it be current in by end of 2015?

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  13. Hi, My PD is July 2010. Can you pls tell what are the chances of getting it current in 2015?

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    1. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The chances your date gets current in 2015 are almost 0. In fact the chance that this date gets current even in 2016 is less unless some executive order changes things. The demand is up across all categories, porting is up and EB2I had one last year of good spillover in 2014. The road is getting tougher going forward.

      Also, the USCIS introduced a new policy requiring medicals refresh every 1 year. This means now, the DOS needs to collaborate with the USCIS even more closely before they advance the dates. Gone are the days hen the DOS would blindly move the date forward (like they did in 2007 and 2012). It is going to be a much controlled month by month movement from now.

      It's possible you might be current by Sept 2016 and perhaps more realistic that you are current by Sept 2017.

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    2. I am hoping it will become current, end of 2015.

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  14. Hi Folks - first time I-485 filer. I submitted my documents on 29th September. Got receipt notice on Oct 6th and biometrics appointment for Oct 20. Any guesses on when I can expect my EAD? Not expecting GC this year at all since others who have filed much before are still waiting.

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    1. Normally 75-90 days from the date of filing

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    2. Yes. Around 75 days you should get it.

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  15. I have filed 485 on Sept 6 and Myself on H1B with valid 797 till 2016 and not being visa stamp. My wife is on H1b on her 6th year. Her current 797 is till Oct 25, 2014. Her company is filing new 797 till Dec 7 2014 for the vacation time outside US. She has perm pending for last 6 months.

    485 filing status
    - USCIS receipt date Sept 6
    - Fingerprint Oct 2

    What are the options for my wife to travel India outside US if EAD arrives after her 797 expiration Dec 7 2014 ?
    1) She can stay without any change in status as 485 have been applied.
    2) She need to change to H4.
    3) She need to travel outside US - India

    What are the options and documents process to be done if we plan to travel outside US before EAD arrives?
    1) We both travel outside US before EAD arrives.
    2) Myself travel outside US before EAD arrives and mywife stays in US till EAD arrives and then travel outside US.

    What are the options and documents process to be done if we travel after EAD arrives?
    1) We can use EAD/AP in Dec?.
    2) My wife can use EAD/AP at POE and I can use H1?.


    Thanks

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    1. Hi Ambal
      Can you please reply?

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    2. Hopefully, you will receive your EAD/AP next month and you can travel using that.
      It is best to consult your immigration lawyer for specific case and scenarios. He is the one who has to give more documents or file a petition in case of any issues.

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  16. Hi Ganesh,
    When do you think EB2 India Aug 2010 will be current?

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  17. Hi, can you please throw some light on my current condition.
    My PD is 15-Apr-2009, I filed for my 485 on Sep-19-2014 but haven't received any notice from USCIS. The amount is also not yet debited. Any chance of me getting receipt this month?

    Thanks,

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    1. This week you should received the receipt based on your application is processed on 1st week of Oct.

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    2. If you don't get anything this week, you can call and check with USCIS.

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  18. Hi Ambals,
    My pd is march 2009 .My old perm is still into existence.my husband changed the job so they filed new perm.it went to audit in may 2014.When will I get my greencard?

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    1. If you have already filed your I-485 and you are from EB2 India, hopefully in Aug 2015 you will get your GC.

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  19. Any prediction on EB-3 ROW for December 2014 visa bulletin? By how many months/weeks will it move forward?

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    1. Lets wait for new I-485 pending inventory, that should give a better idea.

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    2. by when is that going to be released (approximately)? thanks!

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    3. any update for EB-3 (ROW) December 2014 visa bulletin? please help. thanks

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  20. Hi Ambals,

    My PD is Feb 26, 2009 (EB-2 I). On sept 12th, I filed I-485 (along with EAD and AP forms) and was received on Sept 15, we were notified for Sept 29.

    I was wondering when are we going to get biometrics request? Can we expect GC by next year (if yes, by which month)

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    1. You should get the biometrics this week. If not you can call USCIS and ask them. For GC -- hopefully August 2015.

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    2. Thanks for the response. Very good blog!

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  21. is it that bad that dates will move past May 2010 realistically only in 2017. My husband missed by 3 days and we are hoping that it moves if not summer 2015 then atleast summer 2016. We cant take 2017 that's too far out...please tell me there are hopes in 2016 atleast to file 485

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  22. I know many have asked this question but I am trying to see if there are any hopes for getting current for May 2010 people either in 2015 or 2016. Please say there is a chance, I am not looking to get greencard but file 485 for first time.

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  23. hi amblals,
    my PD is Dec 2006 (EB2)
    I filed my 485 on July 2, 2014.
    I got my EAD/AP.
    Now just waiting for my GC. I was expecting it within a few months but now with the Retrogression news of Nov for EB2 I am extremely worried if my case will be delayed.
    I have spoken to many who express diff opinions about this.
    How do i know if my cases has been adjucated and if i will finally get my GC this year itself and not be affected by the Nov bulletin.

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    1. 1. You can call USCIS and ask them.
      2. You can contact one of Senator's in the state you live in and ask them to check the status of your case.

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  24. Hi Ambals,
    When do you think I'll get EAD? My priority date is September 2010.

    Thanks.

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    1. 40% Chance by Nov 2015
      50% Chance by Nov 2016
      10% chance by Nov 2017

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  25. Hi Ambals,
    I applied my EB2- I-485 first time on July 1st (as receipt date) (NSC), PD is Apr-2008 and completed my biometric on Aug 19. Still waiting, no updated on my case. Could you please let me know what will be the chance of getting GC by this year.

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    1. Hi Ambals,
      Could you please let me know your thoughts on my GC status.

      Thanks.

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    2. There is still chance this month. If you have not already done, you can contact one of the Senator's from the state you live in and ask them to check your application status for you.

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    3. Hi Ambals, Is there any time limit before we contact the Senator? I filed on Aug 1st 2014,EB2I. Can i contact the Senator now?

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  26. Hi Ambals,

    My PD(EB2) is May 2008 and applied I-485 on Oct 10th,2014. Please let me know, when can I expect EAD and how much time for getting Green Card.

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    1. EAD should come in about 75 days. May be sooner. GC - hopefully July 2015.

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  27. Hi Ambal,

    Thanks for the good work.

    I have a question. If Obama gives execution orders(Dependent exclusion in 140k EB visas & Using some extra visa from last 5 years etc...) in December after mid-terms, when will they come in to effect? Immediately or should they wait till the next fiscal year Oct 01, 2015.

    Please share your thoughts.

    Thanks!

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    1. The unused visa count, dependent exclusion none of these can be passed under executive order. There would have to be change of law for these. Advance EAD is possible.

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  28. Hi Ambal,

    What are your thoughts on May 2012 EB2 INDIA case? BEST AND WORST case options please.

    Thanks!

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    1. Best case Sep 2017
      Worst case Sep 2019

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  29. hi Ambal

    How fast I-485 process in Pheonix,AZ center. Which is the best AOS center in US

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  30. My priority date is july 2nd 2009 EB2 I what are my chances of getting GC next year? Can I anticipate GC or EAD or both? appreciate all your work and inputs on this valuable forum.

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    1. EAD - Yes. The way first time filers are handled this year, I am not sure, if you will get next year itself. We have to wait and watch.

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  31. Hi Ambals,
    When approximately is your guesstimate of getting EAD with PD as Dec-3-2010.
    Appreciate if you can respond.

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    1. 30% chance by Nov 2015
      70% chance by Nov 2016
      95% chance by Nov 2017

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    2. pathetic :( waiting for 5--7 yrs just to get the EAD!

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  32. Dear Ganesh and Aditi,

    Amidst all questions, hope you see this message.

    Really really appreciate the guidance you are providing to GC applicants / aspirants (including me). This is a real selfless service.

    Regards,
    Deepak

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  33. Hello,
    I have April 2008 PD, and filed my EAD, I485 and AOS on 10/6/14. How long does it take to get the EAD? Also, what would be your prediction on when I would get my GC? Thanks in advance.

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    1. EAD should come in about 75 days. GC - hopefully July 2015.

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  34. Hi
    Who do I suppose to contact if I don't get EAD in 75 Days

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    1. You see the trend in trackitt.com and if you want, you can call USCIS.

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  35. Big O said something about H1B and legal immigration..............
    but keep in mind :- nothing will happen, its all about politics....

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  36. Hi Ambals,
    My PD is Apr 2009 EB2i. Submitted I485 First week of Oct 2014. When can i expect TD, WA and FP call ?

    Thanks.

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    1. Within one month you should get Finger Printing notice.

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  37. Hi Ambals,
    My PD is April 2009 .I had filed for I-485 in Feb 2012(I have EAD and AP).

    Today I received RFE on I-485 asking for medical records and employment verification letter. I will respond to that RFE immediately.

    However, since dates are retrogressed in November Visa bulletin, what are my chances of getting GC in next 2 months?

    Do you think that I still have to wait for another year even after responding to this RFE before November 1st 2014?
    Appreciate your comments.

    Thanks.

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    1. Sorry about that. Yes. Hopefully you will get in July 2015.

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    2. Thanks a lot Ambals for your reply.
      One thing that does not make any sense to me is why did RFE was sent to me this month if I have to wait for GC till next year even after getting Medicals done second time and hence respond to RFE?

      My assumption was that if USCIS sends RFE means they have started working on my file and will approve I-485 as long as I respond to RFE with all required documents before November 1st.

      Appreciate your comments.

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  38. Hi Ambals,

    I want to know your views on 2 points , Please respond if you can.

    1)Whats your view on upcoming presidents executive order on immigration ? What best can we hope out of it ?

    2) When would the dates move beyond May 2010 ? Would it move the way it happened in 2012 ?

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    1. 1. Not Sure. We have to wait and watch.
      2. Yes. When the dates come closer to may 2010, they will open it up to get more inventory. We cannot really predict how long they will open it.

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    2. Ambals,

      I have been reading on other forums that this year EB2 India may remain retrogressed as there is not much spillover from other EB categories and also FB may not generate any spillovers. What is your thought on this? If this comes to fruition EB2I seems doomed.

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    3. There might not be spillover from FB. But, there is always spillover from other EB categories to EB2 India over the last decade. I don't think that is going to change.

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    4. Actually, last 2 years, a majority of the spillover has been from FB. This year, EB2I was lucky and also received EB2-ROW spillover.

      However, go back to 2013 and imagine what would have happened without the 18K extra FB visas. That year, EB2I received 13.5K of FB visas and 4K visas above and beyond what it should have received (those effectively came out of EB3). 17.5K visas was almost the entire spillover. Without that, EB2I would have been dead stuck.

      So never discount the possibility that EB2I would be dead stuck in one of the bad years. And the indications now are that 2015 is a bad year. The first hint is the October 2014 approvals. They are very low, and it is clear that the DOS is now allowing full use of the entire 3K annual quota.

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  39. Hi Ambals,

    Got a question for you regarding spillovers. How come there are so many spillovers from FB category every year when FB dates are not current? Do yo know on what basis this happens?

    Thanks!

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    1. I am not sure. I think it might be due to administrative delays.

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  40. Hi Ambals,

    I applied for I140 and I485 on 10/13/2014, my priority date is Feb 2008, when can i expect receipt and Fingerprint appointment, as i am planing to visit india on Nov last week.

    Thanks,
    Kolla.

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    1. Hopefully, you will get it by then. If you cannot make it to FP, you can send a letter and request them to do reschedule it. The instructions for rescheduling will be on the Finger Printing notice.

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  41. Hello Ambals,

    Per your advise, I faxed a California State Senator on Monday about my case, however have not heard anything. My PD is EB-2 India, March 24th, 2008. Please advise. I just don't know what to do next.
    Thank you.

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    1. Typically, you should get a reply from Senator's office within a week. If you not, you can call and check with Senator's office and ask if they received the form from you, if they sent it to USCIS and if they got any reply back.

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  42. There is going to be a windfall of GCs with the executive order Obama is expected to sign after the elections. As many as 200k unused GC from previous years will become available and is expected a majority of pending EB inventory if not all.
    No idea however when it will come into effect and when exactly the order will be signed. Many are speculating that it will be done right before thanksgiving. Have you guys heard anything about the exact date?

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    1. The president cannot pass executive order to take into account unused visas, simply because of the fact as per the current law, 140k count is an annual limit and there is no mandate that requires the 140k to be treated as seats that if not used to carry forward for the next year. As well, excluding the count of dependents will require a law change, and cannot be done by executive action. The only thing he can pass is to give EAD to people waiting with approved i140 that does not need change in law as law does not state when the EAD has to be given whether if temporarily when the dates change or just after i140 is approved.

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    2. I think actually that is a big part of this executive order to satisfy the high tech companies.

      In fact they law makers are saying that thats probably one of the few provisions which is undebatable from a "does the president have constitutional authority" debate. Its is going to happen for sure. Just search for it on google

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    3. Even I believe the same,If President will give it to undocumented people, he will do the same for us as well when EAD for h4 is already done deal. I dnt think other things will happen soon with out any new law.Lets hope for the best and lets hope that he wont change his stand on EO.

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  43. hi Ambal. My PD is Nov 2007 EB2, filed my 485 on July 10, 2014. for my EAD/AP sept 19th. Any chances i can get my GC this month?. Thank you!

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    1. There is still chance. If you have not already contacted, please do check with you local congressman or senator's office, if they can check your status with USCIS.

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    2. thank you Ambal. Appreciate you response.

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  44. what will happen to EB3 ROW (Rest of World) category in the next visa bulletin? Thanks.

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    1. The current Visa Bulletin says this: Employment Third:

      Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation.

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    2. thank you. it's tricky..not knowing what they mean by rapid movement. 3 more weeks to find out.

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  45. Hi Ambals, My PD Nov 2007. RD: 7/22/2014. Got EAD/AP: 10/15/2014. Waiting for GC.

    I am reading your response to some of the comments by folks in similar situation as mine. You say "Contact your senator to check with USCIS on your case". Do we need to have some valid reason to do that ? Such as "More than normal processing time" or "Need GC asap due to financial constraints" etc.

    Pls advise.

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    1. Normally, a case like yours is a valid one. You have been waiting for almost 7 years from your priority date, which is more than the average 6 years time.

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    2. The standard I485 processing time is 4-6 months. Unless your I485 is pending at least 6 months, a senator/congressman inquiry is useless.

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  46. May I know how long is it taking for perm to be current. Perm was applied in May 2914. May I know when can I expect perm?

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    1. You should get it this month. You can see the month they are processing here -- https://icert.doleta.gov/

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  47. URGENT:
    Ambals,
    I have contacted BOTH, a senator AND a Congressman. They BOTH are on the case and have confirmed receipt or the privacy convent forms and supporting documents. Is it OK for both parties to make enquiries? Please do let me know.
    Thank you.

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    1. It is NOT OK. If there are too many parallel inquiries placed on your case, it will be impacted negatively. Also, you should not be wasting valuable lawmakers resources on frivolous pursuits.

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  48. Hi ,

    Thanks for an awesome service. 6 year wait for GC for eb2 is still on target ?My priority date is Apr 2011 just wanted to confirm how the calculations are being made?

    Regards,
    Venkat

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    1. if it goes with current phase, May be end of 2017.

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  49. Hi Ambals,

    Stats mention that there are not much EB2 filed between Jun 2010 to April 2012. Could you please let me know when do you see March 2012 PD's to be current?.

    Do we have any chance of June 2010 PD's to become current by september 2015? If yes, how much time would then it be for MARCH 2012 PD's?

    Thanks,
    Ratnesh

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    1. Which stats did you look at? PERM stats collected at credible immigration forums show us that the demand has actually shot up tremendously after May 2010...almost to the tune of 3000 per month that manifests to 36000 per year. Even with a healthy spillover, it will take 2 calender years for one year of EB2 movement.

      I am sorry to say that EB2I is going to crawl instead of jump from now on. If nothing changes, 2012 will be current in 2019-20.

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  50. Hi Ambal,

    Thanks, your blog ids really great tool.
    My PD is Feb 2012, EB2 India, looking at the current numbers, it seems it will not be before 2017, know lot of unknown factors WOndering can you provide approximate year to expect GC,

    Thanks

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    1. Gives the current situation, a new thumb rule is PD+7 or PD+8 years for the EAD.

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  51. Dear Ambals,
    Expert opinion about EAD expectancy for PD Nov 18,2014 - India Case. Thanks

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  52. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2800356/us-immigration-authorities-prep-order-34-million-blank-green-cards-work-authorization-papers-obama-readies-executive-order-illegal-aliens.html

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    1. Please dont post links that can infect the System, it seems to be deliberate and dont post these kind of links , you are monitored carefully FYI

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    2. This is regarding immigration from the daily mail. How is this infecting the system and why would one do that, unless they have too much time...

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  53. I contacted my Congressman regarding my case which has been pending for over 7 years now. They were told by the service center that it has been approved and a visa has been requested. What does that mean? It's been over a week since I heard this, but nothing has changed on my case profile and I haven't received any other updates. Have you come across instances like this before? Thanks for your time.

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  54. What is being done to help people like us waiting for GCs?

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  55. eb2I 2010 - end of 2016
    eb2I 2011 - end of 2017
    eb2I 2012 - end of 2019

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  56. Hi Ambals, my Pd is dec 2008, filed aug 26 , finger printing done on OCt 2nd... It's eb2 NIW ... Is there any chance to get EAD and GC this yr? Pls respond ... I really appreciate your service

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  57. what happens if - my date gets current, company applies for ead card and gc, but date retrogresses, i get my ead card, i spend 6 month with my company (after company applies for ead card and gc) but then loose my job? do i have to leave USA immediately? or as EAD is very close to GC, i can stay in US without any issues?

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  58. Hi Ambals:I applied I-485 by Oct 10th,2014 but I didn't got the Receipt confirmation till today. We sent through UPS and delivered on Oct 14th at USCIS,Phoenix address. As you told earlier,EAD will get in 75 days. Is it start from applied date/ documents delivered date or Receipt date. Please let me know, which date it needs to be count for EAD(75) days?

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  59. When can I expect to get my GC ?

    My EB2 Priority December 2009.

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  60. Hi
    My priority date is October 2008 finger print was done on Sep 10th didn't got EAD yet ,
    what should I do? its been almost three-month since they got my application

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  61. Hello,

    My PD is current (EB3-I, PD 11/17/2003). Case status says-Initial Response in Review (I had got a RFE in May-14).

    How long is the 'average' wait time before I get the GC in hand?

    Thanks in Advance.

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    1. all cases are different it may be approved next day or may take ages. Just relax and sit tight. enjoy life

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    2. Thanks! If I am out of the country and the GC is delivered to my US home, will there be any issue when I am returning to US? *I am currently using my EAD/AP.

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  62. my PD is oct-17-2010, what are the chances of getting current in 2015.

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    1. quite less unless there is a reform of some kind.

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    2. you should get it..I'm positive about it

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  63. Ambals - if one has been a victim of tthe IRS scam, filed a police report and reported to the FTC, will there be any affects of H1-B extension?

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  64. Hello, when you say, "Good news is EB2 China is moving forward." does it simply mean, it is a good news for EB2-China applicants or does it infers something good coming way to EB2-India applicants in future?

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    1. I have the same question!

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    2. Its a good news for China ONLY.

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  65. What are your thoughts on Sep 2011 EB2 INDIA case? BEST AND WORST case options please

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    1. Best = Sep 2017
      Worst = Sep 2019 or more

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  67. My PD became current in Jan 2012, filed all the paper work then dates retrogressed. I am on EAD since 1 1/2 years. I don't understand how this system works or am I missing something since I still didn't get my GC. I am with the same employer as well. Not sure what I should be looking into. Any suggestions would help.

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  68. Ambals,
    The looks like the latest I-485 Inventory is out, pls take a look and provide your insight.
    http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Green%20Card/Green%20Card%20Through%20a%20Job/I-485%20Employment-Based%20Inventory%20Statistics/Employment-based_I-485_Pending_Inventory_2014_10_3.pdf

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  69. Waiting for your analysis EB2 number reduced from 32,539 in 2013 to 20,263 in 2014 that roughly translates to 12K.

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  70. Dec 2014 VB is out

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  71. EB2 INDIA Sept 2012 Predictions plz...Best, Avg and worst cases please....

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  72. Could you please.post your predictions on FYI 15 based on latest inventory.

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  73. Hi Ambals - I just received a RFE on medical on nov 5. My PD is sept-08. Applied for I-485 on August-01-14. Primary and first time applicant.

    Since I received a RFE would that mean a visa number for GC has been allotted to my case?
    What are the chances is the RFE is satisfied I would get a GC by end of the year?

    Appreciate you inputs and I am big fan of your blogs and analysis

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    1. Hey. I submit my REF documents and my current status got updated to the following

      On November 12, 2014, we received your response to our Request for Evidence for your Form I485, APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS, Receipt Number SRCxxxxxxxxxx. Our Texas Service Center office will begin working on your case again. We will mail you a decision or notify you if we need something from you. You should receive a decision or case update by January 11, 2015, unless fingerprinting or an interview are needed.

      Does this mean that they are processing application even after the retrogression

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    2. Hello Ambal,

      We are eagerly waiting for your analysis on the December Visa Bulletin and Latest Pending Inventory released in Novemeber 2014.

      We rellay appreciate your time looking into this.

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  74. Hello Ambals,

    Deeply appreciate your service to all the possible immigrants....
    My PD is June 2006.
    EB2-India
    AOS(I-485) filed on 9/9/2014
    EAD/AP combo received - 11/17/2014.
    Any chance to get GC this year?
    What is best possible prediction here....

    really appreciate your time. Thanks

    cheers...
    Congrats

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  75. Hi Ambals,
    Appreciate for all your valuable inputs.
    My PD is July 22, 2011 EB2. What is the best and worst case possible for PD?

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  76. Appreciate all your inputs. Your a go to guy when it comes to calculations..May Visa bulletin out, now what is your prediction ?

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