Tuesday, May 12, 2015

June 2015 Visa Bulletin and Analysis

June 2015 Visa Bulletin was released yesterday. 

EB2:

Date for EB2 India moved from 15 APR 08 to 01 OCT 08. EB2 China moved from 01 JUN 12 to 01 JUN 13. 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:

EB3:

Cut-off dates for EB3 India moved from 15 JAN 04 to 22 JAN 04. EB3 China moved from 01 MAY 11 to 01 SEP 11. EB3 Philippines moved from 01 JUL 07 to 01 JAN 05For all other countries the date moved from 01 JAN 15 to 15 FEB 15.

Good news is the dates for most of countries have moved. There is a retrogression in EB3 Philippines number.

I-485 Pending inventory:

I-485 pending inventory data was supposed to come out last month. Nothing yet. We will keep a watch on that and will keep you all posted.

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 another 8 months in April Bulletin and another 7 months in May Bulletin and another 6 months in June Bulletin. I still think it will move till 01 FEB 2010 by September visa bulletin -- http://ambals.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-to-expect-in-fy-2015-eb2-india.html. Typically, they start applying spillovers from July visa bulletin. I am hoping it will move forward faster next 2 months.

Links:

Read on Executive Action related to employment based - http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction#4

You can see the official June 2015 Visa Bulletin here - http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-june-2015.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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202 comments:

  1. Hi Ambal,

    Is your prediction of January 20, 2010 EB2 be current this year still holds true.

    Thanks

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    1. 50% chance in Sept bulletin.

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    2. I am hoping in August Bulletin

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    3. Hi Ambal, my priority date is Dec 29th 2003. Though the date was current in march, I have not received any information about

      approval. does anyone know any info?

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    4. You should contact USCIS and also your state's senator's office and ask them to check on your status.

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  2. Hi Ambal,

    My priority date is April 2010. Will it be current this year?

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    1. 50% change - sept visa bulletin

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  3. Thank you Ambal for writing this article,We all appreciate your hardwork for the immigrant community.

    We got RFE for our I-485 in June 2014.

    Our PD(EB2 India) is Oct 2009 and USCIS received response to RFE(Medicals) on July 1st 2014.

    Do you think we need to get another Medicals incase our date(EB2 Oct 2009 PD) is current again in Sep 2015 Visa Bulletin.

    When do you think EB2 India Oct 15th 2009 is current next time.

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    1. do not think so you may need it again...if you case is pre adjudicated then you may get it approved this year. hope for the best. fingers crossed!

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    2. Hi,

      I am in the same boat as the above person.My question is "how will I know if my case is pre adjudicated"?

      Thanks in advance for your response

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    3. You can call USCIS and ask them.

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    4. Ambals,

      Thanks for the response.

      Are you saying that Oct 15th 2009 will be current in August 2015 Visa Bulletin.

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  4. Hi Ambals, My PD is Dec 2008 EB2 I, and applied 485 in Aug 2014-TSC, looks like my PD will be current in next VB, Pls help me with the following questions.
    1.How long we can expect the forward movement?
    2.will the dates retrogress at some point in this year?
    3.when can I expect GC after my PD is current in case i do not get any RFE.
    4. in case i get RFE, do I still have chances to get GC this year?

    Thanks for your help.

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    1. Typically, you should get the same month, assuming all the documents are acceptable to USCIS.

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  5. Hi My PD is Sept 2008 (EB2) and I got my EAD/AP last year. My dates will be current in June. Do you think I might get an RFE on medicals? My application for EAD/AP/I485 was submitted Sept 24th 2014(last year). Also what is the typical time limit to get the GC once the dates are current?

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    1. I don't think so. Typically, you should get the same month, assuming all the documents are acceptable to USCIS.

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  6. What is the sequence in which USCIS picks up AoS cases that have their Priority Dates current?
    Like I know people from 2008, 2009 who have EADs but waiting.
    So if a Dec-2008 PD filed earlier, will that person's case take precedence over the person with PD in March-2008 though he filed later?

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    1. Typically a combination of I-485 file date and priority date.

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  7. Hello Ambals,

    God bless you for your work. I-485 filed last June and dates retrogressed in 2014. I got current this June visa bulletin (priority date, June 30, 2008). I got my EAD/AP last year. How long do you think it will take for getting the actual GC (hoping everything will go well, fingers crossed). Thanks.

    Wish the best to everyone out here!

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    1. You should get it June 2015. If there is no progress by June 21, I suggest you contact your state senator's office and see if they can enquire about your case.

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  8. Hi Ambals,

    Thanks for your contribution.Looks like dates for this year also dont go beyond May 2010.

    I am working for Desi Employer,Priority date is May 6th 2010,with EB2.I am on First H1B renewal (one more year left on H1B) with I-140, after 6 years.
    My Current employer ready to agree, he wont invoke I-140 for 1 and half Year.
    Got an offer from Client,They are ready to file GC on EB2, Attorney is Fragomen.

    I have Below questions,
    I need your suggestion, Is it good idea to change to full time at this time?
    How long it will take for H1B Transfer with current Trend(attorney saying 6-8 weeks)?.
    How soon the labor(Perm) is going to file from Client, side based on your Experience?.
    How long it will take to approve Labor and I-140 with current trend, if Client starts GC processing?.
    2015 May 26th onwards USCIS accepting H4 EAD applications.If i file H4 EAD for my wife under current employer, after that H1B transfered to Client,what will will happen to her EAD?.
    If the Priority dates are current After transferring H1B to Client,who is going to file EAD (Current employer or Client)?. What are my options?.
    If the Priority dates are current After transferring H1B to Client,Lets say Desi Employer filed EAD. What are my Options?.
    Is it possible to transfer EAD to Client and how?.
    What happens if i-140 revoked?.

    Thank you in advance

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    1. I think you should wait. But, please consult a good immigration lawyer and describe your specific situation and get advice.

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    2. What do you mean by Desi consultant ?
      Its an organisation like any other companies in the world.

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    3. Desi is desi you should work with them at least take an initial call to feel the difference in greed

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  9. Hi My PD is July 2008.
    Me and my wife got RFE two weeks ago on our medicals does this meean our case is pre-adjudicated.

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    1. I don't think so. I think they will wait for your RFE reply and then decide.

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    2. What is the reason for your RFE and what is your service center ?

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    3. MY Service center is Texas TSC.

      I submitted my RFE two weeks ago TSC accepted it and they updated the Website stating decision will be made before July 4th

      RFEis for medicals an I797 copies

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  10. Our PD is 2010 August, is there any chance this year?

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    1. Very little chance. We can get a better idea after we see Sept visa bulletin.

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  11. Hi,
    I have filed in EB3 I category and my priority date is April 2004, when do u think it will be current?

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    1. It is going one week at a time now for each visa bulletin. If there is spillover, it might come earlier.

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  12. hello ambals my priority date is EB2 - Jan 13th 2010 . what are my chances this year?

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  13. Hi Ambals, my PD is June 2010 EB2I.. any chance of getting EAD this year?

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  14. Hello Ambals,

    Will it be sensible to assume or rather hope for EB3-ROW spillover benefiting EB3-India. If yes? How many are expected and when would we come to know? July / August bulletin? Please advise.

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    1. Its not sensible to assume anything for the GC system.

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  15. EB2 I - July 2008 PD , Receiving date was July 4, 14 at TSC. EAD received sept 2014. Got an RFE end of April for updated medical and employer letter ( both provided although
    my category is NIW) . RFE replied received may 4. Since I am current this month how long do you think it will be for a RFE decision and is there a chance of getting GC this month ? Thank you

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  16. Hello Ambals,
    My PD with EB2/India is Mar 24 2010. Any chance it will become current this year? Thanks very much.

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    1. With all the new updates from AILA, looks like it will be only next year.

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  17. My PD is December 2010. When do you think the priority date will hit December 2010 ?

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  18. Hello Ambals,
    Based on the current situation,when can i expect at least EAD for Eb2-I priority date Feb 2012.

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    1. I'm not dreaming about GC, at least EAD.

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    2. Honestly, its very hard to guess now... But if we get a great spillover which is very likely to happen then they might move the dates from May 2010 to 18 months (Increment of 6 Months). Very hard to guess and it could be 2017 Oct for your PD to get EAD.

      I wish you luck, and i need the same as we are both on same boat :).

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  19. EAD for all I140 approvals on H1B -Predicted by September 2015

    http://resultsocean.com/2015/03/30/ead-for-all-i140-approvals-on-h1b-predicted-by-september-2015/

    Please share your thoughts AMBALS..

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    1. Yeh sab ch***yapa hai..........

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    2. :) lol..........

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  20. Is there any chance for january 2011 ,this year???

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    1. EAD 2016 Sep

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    2. After October 2015 pending inventory will be reduced to 8000. Now if USCIS decided to build its inventory to their previous levels then you should get EAD by end of this year.

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    3. Same thoughts here... But I think there is a good chance of Clearing up current Inventory only if India get a Good number of Spillover like Last Year. Then Definitely they have to build Inventory and that is how you get EAD.

      However, We will learn more when they release updated inventory in few weeks. Then we can have educated guess.

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    4. At this point, it might be next summer or later.

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  21. Hi..my /PD is Aug'08/TSC/Filed 01Jul'14/EAD & AP received Sep'14.I saw 2 different users comments from Jul'08 PD that they received Med REFs about a month ago. My PD is Aug'08 Do you think we will also receive RFEs?
    Thanks

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  22. Hi Ambals,
    My Priority date is 14th Oct 2008. I am hoping it will be current in July.

    We are planning to go for vacation on 10th July. Do you think will that be any issue?
    Do we need to stay here until we get GC in hand or can we out of country during that time?

    Thanks
    Sri

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  23. Hi Ambals,
    My Priority date is 14th Oct 2008. I am hoping it will be current in July.

    We are planning to go for vacation on 17th July. Do you think will that be any issue?
    Do we need to stay here until we get GC in hand or can we out of country during that time?
    Thanks
    Sri

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    1. Its easy to postpone/cancel vacation, difficult to reapply for GC.

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    2. Cancel it!!!!!!

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    3. Some say it should be ok, if you come back using AP. It is kind of grey area. Please check with your immigration lawyer and decide.

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  24. what are cases where you can file GC with EB1?

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    1. if you had supervisory or management role overseas atleast for one year with the current company you are working for and continuing in the same role in US. or if you are PHD , Scientist in US.

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  25. EB1A ( alien of extra ordinary ability ) I am a Beneficiary myself. Filed in March 2014 , approved within 10 days ( premium processing ) , I485 filed May 2014 , EAD July 2014 and green card in mail August 2014. You need to have really good credentials with research . ( I had 35 publications in top journals , newspaper and media coverage across USA , Europe and Mexico , letters from top guys in the field ) it's not easy by any means and I worked like a dog in research lab for 2 years to get to it .

    You can also file EB1 B with lesser ( yet significant CV if you have tenured track offer - very rare nowadays )

    Or you can file a " Scam " EB1C showing that you are multinational manager .
    Both EB1 B and C require " employers " begging like EB2

    EB1 A is a self made man ( or woman ).
    Hope it helps .

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    1. How does it matter end of the day when you are shopping at the same grocery store where someone with previous H4 visa is shopping? EOD it is just a GC- self made or employer made- so chill!

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    2. lol glad you pointed to this self made hype living in his bubble.dont live in past glories.. move on.

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    3. I have moved on you loser .
      Of course it's a " hype "
      Oh no - it's not - 9-6 Jaab , overseas imported desi wife , big belly and Untoned smelly body with chappals ...
      Correct my kiwan roti eating brother ?

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    4. some one just spilled the beans with gc and research secret.. kiwan roti? ROFL.. is that what your parents told you abt when you started for faren love ,with all your BS research work.

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    5. lol this is hilarious.. this guy has been secretly admiring men's belly and body tones while working like "dog" for his research..
      btw , those who claim EB1C is scam.. remember this is the land of capitalist and business.. if a business thinks it needs overseas manager for it to operate.. they get preference over others.

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    6. Sure you loser techie bro .
      Your clerical useless skills are being exploited under carrot of GC !
      Anyways stop being jealous and accept the inadequacy . Move on .
      Life is much bigger than this " bS " green card or " BS " research which helps Identify novel treatments for fat suckers like you when they get heart attacks .
      Hahaha .
      Pitiful .

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    7. jealous? who what for....life bigger than this? you acting all divine and kool bro? closing your post with a nervous "hahaha".. bro what you doing in these gc forums self claiming all your name ,fame and research? stop loading these forums with your crap claims ,self made theories and perceptions.

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    8. Haha..self made man working like dog for $35k? And now when your boss's grant runs out of money, pack your eb1 gc and go home to work like a dog for 1.5 L annual package in some shitty lab in hyderabad....or work at a gas station in New Jersey with another desi who gets paid only in cash and flash your eb1 gc.

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    9. No sir .
      A cardiologist who owns a practice now making over $800 k a year .
      Good luck and stop being jealous .

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    10. good one.. you nailed it bro.. lol
      i think he ran away with Eb1 GC card and shoved it in his back.

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    11. a cardiologist who makes $800k a year but still has time to check ambals blog frequently to feel happy about his EB1 GC..and then throw random posts abt how great he is..and claim we all are jealous abt him.. i applaud you sir.good luck to all your heart patients.

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  26. When will the EB1 Scam by Indian Tech companies like CTS stop ?

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  27. You can easily send an email OR call USCIS and tell about the scam where one has got a GC in EB1 or EB2 or EB3. And USCIS will start an audit and can revoke it.

    It has happened in past and is happening now also.

    So just tell USCIS about it.

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  28. only when someone can come up with a real concrete evidence that they are doing something against the law otherwise just pure allegations won't result in anything .its the land of law

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  29. I don't think they are doing anything against the law, they are using the loop holes in the law that is as large as great lakes if not atlantic ocean.

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    1. correct.. but thats what business are suppose to do.. stay in legal boundaries and find ways to get an edge..

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    2. Some people got GC in EB1 while on position 'Software Lead' and few people complained to USCIS about it.

      Believe me, those GCs were revoked after 3 years.

      You say within the boundaries of law, But don't try to twist it.
      You can find ways to get an edge, But almost all Indian Firms, including Iny, CTS, TCS, Wipro etc. etc. are practicing something or the other which is illegal.
      And thats what USCIS will look into when an audit is initiated.

      And thats the reason most American firms don't twist the law and don't apply EB1 for a Lead.

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  30. Is there any chance for EAD for EB2-I February 2012 ,in 2016 ???

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  31. Hello Ambal,

    Thank you for your analysis. I know it is too hard to predict any movements these days, you are doing a wonderful job with your predictions. Any chance of OCT 2010 EB2 India priority date to be current this year? If not when will it be. Thanks in advance.

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    1. At this rate, hopefully next year

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  32. Hello Ambals,
    Is there any chance for EAD for EB2-I February 2012 ,in 2016 ???

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    1. add + 7 years atleast. 2019.. assuming you stay employed and you current company sustains that far.

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    2. Typically about 6 years from your priority date is time to get GC. May be in 2017, you can get EAD. We can try predicting better, when the date comes closer to May 2010.

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  33. Not GC all I'm looking for at least EAD.

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    1. with eb3 porting unfortunately ead is at least plus six years far

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  34. Bad news posted by Charles Oppenheim thi FY 2015 dates may move only till May 2009 ... due to increase in EB2ROW demand in last few months

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    1. Where did you get this news from?
      Please share the link

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    2. http://www.murthy.com/2015/05/19/analysis-predictions-and-trends-eb2-india-may-advance-less-than-predicted/

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    3. thanks Ambals.. for keeping us updated.. much appreciated.. dissapointment for all of us.. looks like another 1 year of wait before we see it cross 2009 mark,

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    4. I think this was reported by AILA, when they checked with CO back in Dec 2014... Murthy may be repeating this again... Did they meet CO in person? what is the source of their story/blog?

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    5. It is merely a speculation, i think we should wait till July/Aug VB when they usually start applying Spillovers. I am still +ve that it may cross CO's own prediction...

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    6. I think It should reach May 2009 in this year.

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    7. The key is demand EB2 Worldwide -- may, june, july -- that will decide how far it can go

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    8. Another post about AILA meeting -- http://www.immigration-information.com/forums/threads/executive-action-speculation-as-to-what-and-when.18086/page-55

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    9. Ambals your already predicted in last month about spillovers, that should be the real scenario for this year 2015. What i mean it should reach May 2009.
      Like you said .....Worst Case Scenario:
      The least number in the previous few years is 10,106. Assuming that number and assuming there is lot of porting that leaves only 7000 visas. Then, according to numbers in Oct 2014 I-485 pending inventory, the date will move to 01 MAY 09.

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    10. Yes. I am totally with you. It is very early to predict. May, June, July will give more idea. Also, they have been wrong in their prediction in earlier years as well.

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    11. Agreed on EB2-ROW demand but at the same time if the i485 pending inventory release will give us another indicator and then we can speculate.. Only thing is that we can speculate not concrete :) ... Spreading Positive vibes

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  35. Any chance EB2 India June 10th 2009, with all the new announcements !!!

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    1. No further movement. No visa number available for EB2 - I

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    2. Not in this year, the dates should reach May 2009. The dates should be move but it only move until APR/MAY 2009. No one telling "No further movement" no idea who is telling this. The spillovers haven't applied .... its too early predict... the dates should reach APR/MAY 2009.

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    3. Without Spillover if date reached to till may 09 (in July VB), then a great number of Spillover can cover the rest from pending inventory ... No need to be negative ... As Venu said No one has confirmed yet on "No Further Movement" ... Also there is an Immigation Advocacy Group is saying that they forsee Significant Movements of dates in VISA Bulletin, However i do not believe on those but keeping in mind with the current situation, we may see Dates move in FY2016 .. I wish luck to everyone who are waiting longer than expected.

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  36. Given the new method of moving the Priority Dates by USCIS, what do the gurus here think on Retrogression?
    Will that still happen, or will the PD movement slow down to a crawl and then stay put holding ground?

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  37. Hi Ambal-Thank you for your great work.
    My PD is June 17,2008.I am seeing in blogs with people posting medical RFE they got last month for PD July 2008 ! ..when there PD will be current only from June 2015.Does that mean USCIS will work on cases like RFE even when your priority is not current? My medical was done in May 2014 and i would like to know what are the chances of me getting RFE ? Is it every year medical to be done?
    Thanks,Raj

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    1. Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news, but the USCIS will not give you a GC unless your medical is valid. They will realized this too late and send you an RFE late in June. You will be lucky to get the GC by September,

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    2. Thanks. Attorney is suggesting they will open a SR on June 1 which will likely trigger an Medical RFE that we can respond before the dates go back ! Hope I am lucky this year.. Good luck to all of you.

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  38. Ambals - Please comment.

    Any chances of EB3 spillover this year?

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  39. Hi Ambals,
    i come across below link, any thoughts on this.

    http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201504&RIN=1615-AC05

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    1. Its there on Oh law firm site as well.

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  40. Update on: I-485 pre-registration for approved I-140
    http://immigration-law.com/

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  41. I know that this question has been asked a million times , but here it goes again, what is expected time for May 2011 EB2 PD to be current?

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    1. OMG.... Im also hectic like you. What a frustration we are all going through. Realistically there r so many portings happening NOT SURE HOW MANY.... Because its all depends on how many porting(s) happening B/W 2008 and 2009 then we can expect when 2011 will be current. Im strongly expecting you will get EAD by 2016 with current pending I485. having said that depends on SPILLOVERS also. Lets discuss again after releasing the I485 pending inventory. Mean time apply H4 EAD atleast your wife can work :)

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  42. My PD is Jan 2014
    When is EAD expected?
    Would relocating to another country on IntraCompany transfer for couple of years and then coming back and filinf under EB-1(C) be a better/faster option?
    Pretty confused about the whole waiting game :(

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    1. if i was you i would attempt the eb1 route... 2014 its pretty much hopeless..

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  43. Do you think I can get GC this year in EB2 India category and with PD Feb end 2010.

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  44. Friends, Thank God. Finally, my employer agreed to file my GC after 4.5 years of H1B.
    God has listened to my prayer.
    My employer's lawyer has asked for my resume and all employment verification letters. He is going to place an ad in local news paper soon.
    It will be in EB3 - India category.

    My question is :- How soon can I get my GC ?

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    1. Without any legislative change, you will probably get close to your retirement. it is taking 12 years now so my guess is with the current rate of 2500 visas it will take close to 30 years. I do not intent to be negative but this is the truth
      Ask him to file in EB2 . It will be probably close to 8-10 years

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    2. With 70/30 I can not sustain that long

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    3. Exactly. That's why you should not waste time here.
      Are you married ?

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    4. You should be from that one indian company HCL,INFY,TCS,WIPRO.

      They all wait till 5 year to start GC that too in eb3.

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  45. My PD Sept 2009. Last year I felt like next year it is guaranteed (i485 atleast). But the news reports are making me think the wait is an year more...

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  46. As promised by President Obama, it seems that DHS is moving forward on executive power on the Regulatory Agenda to allow approved I-140 beneficiaries to file for an EAD (work authorization) . Note this is only at the proposal stage and it will take some time before it is finalized. But it is a good move for the future.

    http://www.splawforum.com/blog/dhs-proposing-to-extend-ead-to-eb-approved-i-140-beneficiaries/

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  47. Eb3 2011 jan...when it will become current

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  48. Eb3 2011 jan when it will be current

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    1. I guess you are better off getting married, making children (born in USA), raising them and get GC and citizenship through them ...

      I'm not making a joke here .. At the current rate what I mentioned will be the smart move ..

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    2. Does that mean all EB3 should have kids and withdraw their EB3 petition ?

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    3. watch this
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXc-SM8TEm4

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  49. Hi Ambals,
    When to expect EAD for priority date 20 Mar 2012 EB2 - I. Any chance next year ?.Appreciate your prediction.

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    1. simply no.. its struggling to cross mid 2009 by this year itself.

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  50. I submitted my medical (part of RFE) on July 15, 2014. My PD is Aug 31, 2009. I don't have much hope, but in case my PD becomes current it will probably be around Aug/Sep time frame, upon when my medical would be invalid. Is there a way to re-do the medical and submit without being initiated by the RFE process? Have you guys ever heard or read about anyone taking such a pre-emptive action?

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    1. Its confusing situation, Usually USCIS issue a RFE when medical get expire, better to ask your attorney suggestions or call to USCIS.

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    2. as i remember last yr the eb2 reached uptill may 1 2009.but yours is aug 2009. how it is possible to submit medical before PD becoming current?

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  51. 2. The monthly Visa Bulletin dates, such that if I become current with medicals still valid, then delays on USCIS end to actually get to the case does not matter?

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  52. My PD is Jun 09, EB2. I didn't get a RFE last year to renew medical, should I be concerned? Should I call USCIS now or wait for my dates to be current? Can they even approve the case without asking to renew medical?

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  53. I got my advance parole (I152L) after 6 months of diligent case referrals and phone calls/infopass visit and apology letter from USCIS for not issuing a combo card. Now my wife is stuck since hers never got issued though she is a DEPENDENT on my status. Its rather meaningless that now she has to fight her case for the next 6 months though we are linked at the hip.

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  54. fail to understand why uscis won't publish any inventory details ?

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  55. I think , the existance of EB2 and EB3 does'nt make sense to uscis either, so they are planning to merge them
    together as EB23 with an average waiting time of 10 years , expecting a new inventory model

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    1. This happened last Friday (5/22/2015), and they are seeking a nation-wide class action status meaning that everybody who got affected by an unlawful delay will automatically be a part of the action. It is pretty exciting to see that some people are trying really hard to defend our rights. I am sure many of you will find this class action relevant to you. The second link has the actual text of the submitted action.

      http://www.gsnmagazine.com/article/44587/immigrantsadvocates_sue_uscis_and_dhs_unlawful_del

      http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/docs/lac/1-Complaint.pdf

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  56. No more further movement for EB2-I, this fiscal year. People need to have patience and wait till next year. All the best guys.

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    1. Stop spreading Crap, You have no idea how far it can go .. Until you have something solid you should stop speculating.. Date may move upto Mid 2009 but SpillOver is the game and turning point.

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    2. patience has some limit.. this is beyond "patience" lol.. i am thinking to hunting a good job back home and return for good.. enough of this gc .

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    3. Please, Pack your bags soon and LEAVE ... Very wishful thinking and I wish more people has likewise .. Queue will be shorter ..Uff

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    4. lol leaving wont matter.. as you are already part of queue.. u can do consular processing while out of country when ur date becomes current.

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  57. My priority date is EB2-I June 2012.

    Any hope of getting GC this year ?
    If not, then will it be 90% sure next year ?

    Thanks,

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    1. r u kidding? it has been around 2009 for last 3 years now.. how can u even dream of getting gc.. its a crime to think of gc with this priority date.

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    2. 2017 Quota my friend, There was a reason PD was not moving beyond 2009, its because of more than 45,000 485's... but after this backlog goes away or lets say they end up with 8-9k backlog this year they will move PD's to build Inventory...

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    3. LOL ... 20 years jail and Rs.11 fine.

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    4. lol and strip in public

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  58. It looks like USCIS will start working on I-140/EAD by Oct-2015.

    Any estimate on when will it be implemented ?

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  59. I saw this link ...

    http://www.immigration-information.com/forums/threads/july-vb-prediction-for-eb2i.18151/#post-90191

    Seems like we are stuck again

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  60. Any prediction on when will EB2-I priority date 2012 August be current ?

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  61. with existing law sometime between 2019-2020

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  62. No more further movement for EB2-I, this fiscal year. People need to have patience and wait till next year. All the best guys.

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    1. Dont kill the hope man. Lets wait until June 10th.

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  63. Hope ??!!!! It will not go beyond 2009 for sure.

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  64. it is surely goin to move further in next bulletin the only debate is how much .... for FY 2015 .... dont be a troll and scare ppl with baseless rumors

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  65. the dates will move max some where between May to Sept 2009 and then retrogress until next year.

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  66. And the source of information is ???

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  67. yeah either May or June or July 2009 .... not to sure Aug /Sept due to eb2row surge

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  68. It will not cross 2009 this year.........

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    1. uscis is following a diff strategy this year.. by moving 6months in everybulletin,they are implementing 140-ead in a indirect way ( and manageable work load for their employees ).. So it will advance 6 month every bulletin to give EAD and GC will be available whenevr slot opens

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    2. With current rate, it may not move beyond Jan 2010 next year ( 2016).

      We are stuck again !!!!!

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  69. Recent Charles Oppenheim comments for eb2
    http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2015/05/latest-uscis-visa-bulletin-predictions.html

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  70. Sab chut**yapa hai........
    Koi date wate nehin aane wale....
    70/30 mein ordinary contractor ki tarha g marwake wait chalu rakho......

    Hari om.....

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    1. bamm bamm bole.. khao gc ke gole.!!!!!!!!

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    2. u made my day man .. was so f****** stressed with sm stuff .. but ths made me laugh :)

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    3. Aur gaao Ole, Ole Ole...

      Jab hi koi VISA bulletin dekhoon, mera dil deewana bole,

      Date move kyon ho raha hai hole, hole...

      Khaale bhature chole, chole..

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  71. Hi ambala any latest predictions about priority date movement after recent I-485 processing data.

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  72. Yes Ambala, we need your predictions.

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    1. yes ambala and patiala lol

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  73. when USCIS will release the latest I-485??

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  74. Hi Ambal, my PD is June 2008. Filed I485 on Oct 16 2014. Received EAD in Dec. My date is current this month.
    Texas Processing time (dated Mar 31) shows the processing date is Aug 15 2014. So should the processing date reach Oct 16 2014 for them to finalize my case?
    What else can i do for them to process my case? I know there not much to do but wait, just asking if i can raise a SR etc.

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    1. consult a qualified immigration lawyer , blogs are not gonna help,

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    2. Ha.. then why are you creeping around here?

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    3. i am not asking for "when i will get my gc" question like you.

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  75. Do not refresh your screen for new updates, go out and enjoy with spouse and kids. This is never ending story of us immigration system.

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  76. Ambala is silent....... That means nothing to say more.

    Apna apna dookan band karo...,, aur beer piyo.....

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    1. ambals not ambala. there is hardly any new info other than what is out..

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  77. The comments of few people is inappropriate .... Thank you Ambals for the work and wish people write in an appropriate way ....

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    1. I guess u r one of the double standard hypocrate writing inappropriate things.

      Grow up n take some humor in life.
      Don't be the 'Chatur Ramalingam' of 3-idiots.

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  78. Bhakt (Anonymous) : Mujhe GC kab milega? Baba, when will I get my GC?

    Baba : Kabhi sone ki color ki chaddi pehni thi? - Did you ever wear a golden colour underwear?

    Bhakt (Anonymous) : Haan Baba! Bachpan mein Mummy ne fancy dress competition ke liye pehnaaye thi. Yes Baba, my mom had made me wear for a fancy dress compettion in my childhood.

    Baba : Wah!! Fancy dress competition ke liye Sone ki rang ki chaddi. Aur, GC file karte waqt Rupa ki chaddi...Jao, sone ki color ki chaddi pehno aur phir se GC file karo!! Kripa bani rahegi..

    Wow! for Fancy dress competiton - golden color underwear and for GC filing, you wore only Rupa underwear!!! Re-file your GC again after wearing golden color underwear,,,May the force be with you!!

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    1. This post was not targeted at Ambals. But, rather in a lighter vein.

      Ambals are doing a great job here and it's very much appreciated!!

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  79. With due respects let's not denigrate this forum. Ambals are trying to make good efforts in explaining things and please encourage and act positively

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  80. Please stop posting these.... This is not a forum for posting jokes and childish comments.
    Please !!!

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  81. Pepole with PD of 30-June-2009 getting RFE, it could a good news... and may turn out that next VB or to next (before any SO applied) dates may move to Jul 2009. Greater number of SO, Greater advance in PD's.

    Source - http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i485-eb/1553767401/july-2015-visa-bulletin-predictions/page/15

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  82. Hi folks ...

    I'm planning on filing H4 EAD for my spouse. But, my spouse (currently in USA) will be travelling to India sometime next month.

    Wondering if thats ok?? I see no logic of this not being ok ... But, I do hear that the applicant has to be physically present in USA.

    Anybody know anything solid ? Ambals, can you help please ?

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  83. She has to be in USA to file.

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  84. Can you please clarify ... "She has to be in USA to file" ... Does that mean she can file the EAD and leave the country ??

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    1. Not a lawyer here. But gov website says she can travel while it is pending:

      http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/faqs-employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses

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  85. she will have to appear for an interview at local office.

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  86. Will EB-2 India PD ever catch up to EB-2 China given that majority (or all?) the EB-1 spillover goes to the EB-2 India category.

    My PD: Nov 2013 under EB-2 India

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  87. Nov 2013 has a long way to go . Chill

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  88. No movement for EB2-I in July bulletin. It's still 1st Oct 2008.

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