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January 2015 Visa Bulletin

As MurthyDotCom readers were informed on December 9th, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. The most significant change is in the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for rest of the world (i.e. all countries, other than those that are oversubscribed). Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) The EB2 category remains [...]

NewsFlash! January Visa Bulletin Offers Few Surprises

The January 2015 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier this evening. As expected, this month’s visa bulletin offers little relief for most foreign nationals hoping to become permanent residents of the United States. There is no significant movement in the family-based categories. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for China [...]

Is there a possibility to upgrade to EB2 without changing LC and the priority date?

Answer If the I-140 has been approved, the priority date can be retained in a later-filed GC case. But, in order to upgrade from EB3 to EB2, it would be necessary to refile the PERM with a position that has EB2 level requirements. If the current PERM has EB3 level requirements, it cannot somehow be [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Dec 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides visa bulletin insights and predictions, when possible, of future visa bulletin content. This information is provided to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) by Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. For December 2014, however, there is little new to report. No New [...]

Oct 2014 Pending I-485 Inventory Shows EB2 India Movement

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued updated quarterly charts, which contain detailed data on pending employment-based adjustment of status applications (I-485s), as of October 3, 2014. The charts set out the pending I-485 caseload by EB category, country, month, and year of priority date. The most remarkable change is a one-third reduction in [...]

Is anyone with 5 years of U.S. experience eligible for EB2?

Answer No, not everyone with five years of work experience qualifies for EB2. First, it is necessary to have a U.S. bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) prior to the start of the five years of experience. Additionally, the experience is supposed to be progressively more responsible / essentially professional. And, then, the job offer [...]

December 2014 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) December 2014 Visa Bulletin is now available. As expected, while there is cutoff date movement in some EB categories for December, there is no change at all for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India. Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) As usual, the EB2 category is current for all countries, [...]

NewsFlash! Little Movement in December Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the December 2014 Visa Bulletin today. The only significant movement of cutoff dates for family-based cases is for Mexicans in the second preference “A” (FB2A) category, which is for spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of lawful permanent residents. FB2A Mexico advances by more than three months to January 1, [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: Nov 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides official insights into the visa bulletin on a monthly basis. This information comes directly from Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, to members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). These predictions are in addition to those provided in the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. EB2 [...]

Nov 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Retrogression to 15.Feb.05

As previously reported on MurthyDotCom, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. This latest visa bulletin brings unwelcome, yet expected news of severe retrogression in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India. Still, there were a few developments that should benefit some foreign nationals applying to [...]

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