November 2014 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
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:
- 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 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.
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 -