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EB4 Limits Reached for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The annual limits for the employment-based, fourth preference (EB4) category have been reached for applicants born in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This development is reflected in the establishment of a cutoff date in the May 2016 Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier this month. EB4 Includes Special Immigrant Juveniles The [...]

May Visa Bulletin: Department of State Explanations

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides a visa bulletin check-in with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. This month, Mr. Oppenheim explains key developments in the May 2016 Visa Bulletin, and also provides some predictions for cutoff date movement through the rest of fiscal year 2016 (FY16), which [...]

When an EB3-to-EB2 porting is requested with a pending I-485, how do we verify that the I-485 is linked to the new I-140?

Answer Sometimes, the connection is obvious, such as when an RFE is issued, and it is of the type that is issued only for cases that are close to current. But, if there is any uncertainty about this, it is possible just to call the USCIS customer service 800 number and ask about the I-485. [...]

Overview of May 2016 Visa Bulletin

As previously noted in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, Trend of Sluggish Movement Continues in May 2016 Visa Bulletin (12.Apr.2016), there is almost no change in the dates for filing (DF) chart in the May 2016 Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). As for the final action (FA) charts, there is once again [...]

Trend of Sluggish Movement Continues in May 2016 Visa Bulletin

The May 2016 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) earlier today. Unsurprisingly, there is very little movement in the employment-based categories. In the final action (FA) chart, the cutoff date in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India moves ahead by two weeks, to November 22, 2008. India’s cutoff date [...]

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April 2016 Visa Bulletin Official Insights and Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) provides visa bulletin clarifications on a monthly basis through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division. The information from Mr. Oppenheim regarding the April 2016 Visa Bulletin explains some of the reasons for the very limited cutoff date advancement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category [...]

Overview of April 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) April 2016 Visa Bulletin is now available. The backlogged employment-based, second preference (EB2) and employment-based, third-preference (EB3) categories for India and China have minimal advancement in the final action (FA) charts. There is no movement in the dates for filing (DF) charts. Further, as of the time of this writing, [...]

USCIS Updates I-485 Pending Inventory Charts: January 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the latest charts detailing the number of employment-based (EB) adjustment-of-status applications (form I-485) that are pending with the agency. The charts break down the number of pending I-485s by country of chargeability, EB category, and priority date month and year. USCIS I-485 Charts for January 2016 The [...]

Very Little Movement in April 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the April 2016 Visa Bulletin this afternoon. In the employment-based categories, there is no change from last month in the dates for filing (DF) chart. As for the final action (FA) chart, the movement is extremely limited. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India advances by less than [...]

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