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Official Visa Bulletin Predictions for October 2016

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), supplies monthly visa bulletin explanations. This month’s update includes predictions for October 2016, which is the start of fiscal year 2017. All information in this article pertains to the final action (FA) cutoff dates, as no information has [...]

Overview of September 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued the September 2016 Visa Bulletin, which is the final visa bulletin of fiscal year 2016 (FY16). This visa bulletin is largely unchanged from the previous month in many key categories, and continues to have cutoff dates in the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category for India and China, as [...]

How long do I have to wait, after my I-140 is approved, before I can move to a new employer and still keep my priority date?

Answer There is no timing requirement. There is a proposal to prevent the revocation of the I-140 after 180 days, but that is just a proposal. For now, once an I-140 is approved, the priority date may generally retained by that beneficiary for use with any other EB1, EB2, or EB3 case. (08.Aug.2016) In frequent [...]

September 2016 Visa Bulletin: EB3 India Advances to February 2005

There is little-to-no movement of cutoff dates for the vast majority of categories in the September 2016 Visa Bulletin, which was released this afternoon by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). However, in the final action (FA) chart, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) and employment-based, third preference (EB3) categories for India advance by about three [...]

August 2016 Visa Bulletin: Explanations and Predictions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), through Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides monthly visa bulletin insights and predictions. The information provided this month involves expectations for September and prospects for October 2016, the beginning of fiscal year 2017 (FY17). Summary of Insights & Predictions Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) The [...]

August 2016 Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Dates in EB1 India and China, and EB2 Worldwide

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) August 2016 Visa Bulletin is remarkable, but not surprising, in that it contains a February 1, 2014 cutoff date for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) worldwide category. This is the first time this category has ever had a cutoff date. Employment-based, first preference (EB1), as predicted, reflects a cutoff [...]

Any guesstimate as to when the EB2 India cutoff date may move up to March 2009?

Answer It is nearly impossible to estimate cutoff date movement with any accuracy (other than the type of very short-term predictions provided by the Department of State). What we do know is that the cutoff dates will move forward in October, hopefully to some point around where we left off (late 2008). Thus, it is [...]

Cutoff Dates Set for EB1 India & China, EB2 Worldwide in Aug 2016 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2016 Visa Bulletin this afternoon, and, as expected, it establishes a cutoff date of January 1, 2010 for the employment-based, first preference (EB1) category for those born in India and China. The massive demand for visa numbers this year is also reflected in the employment-based, second preference [...]

Degree Used for H1B May Not Be Sufficient for EB2 or EB3

One generally must possess a U.S. college degree or its equivalent in order to qualify for an H1B position. Similarly, a U.S. college degree or its foreign equivalent is typically the minimum level of education that can be required for an employment-based, second preference (EB2) position or an employment-based, third preference (EB3) professional position. Yet, [...]

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