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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 [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India Retrogresses to ’05 in Nov 2014 Visa Bulletin

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. Unfortunately, as expected, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India retrogresses by more than four years, to February 15, 2005. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category, on the other hand, moves forward across the board. EB3 India inches forward [...]

Visa Bulletin Predictions for Coming Months

On October 1, 2014, the Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State (DOS), Charles Oppenheim, provided explanations and predictions related to employment-based categories for visa bulletin developments expected during the next few months of fiscal year 2015 (FY15). This information was provided at a recent meeting of the American [...]

My company is filing for my GC under EB2. My country of origin is India and my wife’s country of origin is the Philippines. I am the primary applicant on H1B and my wife is on H-4. Can I take the benefit of cross chargeability, as my wife is a Filipino and EB2 queue for Philippines is current?

Answer Yes, we have requested cross chargeability in such situations when filing the I-485. The I-485 for husband / wife have to be filed together in these cases, with a request for cross chargeability. This can cut years of waiting time for Indian nationals. (06.Oct.2014) In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other [...]

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