April 2015 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India moved from 01 JAN 07 to 01 SEP 07. EB2 China moved from 01 SEP 10 to 01 APR 11. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
Good News is that EB2 India have started moving earlier than expected and it is moving fast. Another, 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 01 JAN 04 to 08 JAN 04. EB3 China moved from 22 OCT 11 to 01 JAN 11. For all other countries the date moved from 01 JUN 14 to 01 OCT 14.
Good news is the dates for most of countries have moved. There is a retrogression in EB3 China number.
I-485 Pending inventory:
I-485 pending inventory data was released last month.
Current I-485 inventory shows, For EB2 India, there are 21,082 pending applications, whose priority is before 01 MAY 2010. This number was 20,263 in the previous edition. For EB3 India, it is 27,472 applicants before 01 SEPT 2007 Priority date. It was 29,422 in previous edition.
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 expected the dates to stay the same till June. But, DOS is using a different strategy this time. They have moved a little in Feb Bulletin and they moved more than an year in Mar Bulletin and 8 months in April Bulletin. I am hoping they keep the forward movement trend.
Read on Executive Action related to employment based - http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#4
You can see the official April 2015 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-april-2015.html
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -