July 2015 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today.
Date for EB2 India stayed at 01 OCT 08. EB2 China moved from 01 JUN 13 to 01 OCT 13. The cut-off for all other EB2 countries are Current.
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 22 JAN 04 to 01 FEB 04. EB3 China stayed at 01 SEP 11. EB3 Philippines became Unavailable. For all other countries the date moved from 15 FEB 15 to 01 APR 15.
Good news is the dates for most of countries have moved forward.
I-485 Pending inventory:
I-485 pending inventory data was supposed to come out couple of months back. 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 thought the dates will move to 01 FEB 2010 by September visa bulletin -- http://ambals.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-to-expect-in-fy-2015-eb2-india.html. I was hoping they will start applying spillovers from July Bulletin and it will move faster. But, what has happened is totally opposite. The EB2 India forward movement stopped. The date stayed the same. Over the last few days, they have indicated that there is a very high sudden demand for other EB2 categories. This directly affects the spillover to EB2 India. I hope DOS is just being cautious and keeping the date the same to watch the demand this month. Now, the dates movement will totally depend on demand for other EB2 categories. I hope the demand stabilizes and they move it forward in August.
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-july-2015.html
You can see the official I-485 pending inventory Data here -