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Analysis, Predictions and Trends: May 2015 Visa Bulletin

Regular readers of the MurthyBulletin are aware that Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides monthly explanations of visa bulletin developments, as well as predictions for cutoff date movement. This latest information was provided following the release of the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. Employment-Based, [...]

May 2015 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India and China Continue to Advance

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. The cutoff date for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India advances yet again, to April 15, 2008. Meanwhile, the cutoff date for the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for the Philippines retrogresses severely to July 1, 2007. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India and China Move Forward, EB3 Philippines Moves Backwards

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the May 2015 Visa Bulletin. As expected, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India and China continues to advance. EB2 India moves ahead by more than seven months, to April 15, 2008. EB2 China jumps forward by more than a year, to June [...]

Do you foresee any changes in the law to decrease the wait time in the EB2 India category?

Answer We are always hopeful, but there does not seem to be anything likely in the near future. The law itself is unlikely to change in the current political climate. The EB2 India backlog is tied to the limits in the law. Regulations and policy are sometimes easier to change, but even regulatory changes can [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: April 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State (DOS), provides insight into the contents of the latest visa bulletin and, when possible, offers predictions for future visa bulletin developments. The information provided by Mr. Oppenheim for the April 2015 Visa Bulletin is not particularly surprising, [...]

April 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB2 India Advances to Sep 2007

As announced last week on MurthyDotCom, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) visa bulletin for April 2015 is available. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India and China continues to advance. As predicted, however, the news is far less encouraging for the employment-based, third preference (EB3) category. Employment-Based, First, Fourth, and Fifth Preferences (EB1, EB4, and [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India & China Continue to Advance in April Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin today. As predicted, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for people born in India and China continues to move forward. EB2 India moves ahead by eight months, to a September 1, 2007 cutoff date. EB2 China advances by seven months, to April 1, 2011. [...]

Updated I-485 Pending Inventory: January 2015

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the quarterly charts that detail the numbers of pending employment-based (EB) adjustment of status applications (I-485 form). These charts reflect the breakdown of pending I-485 cases by country of chargeability, EB category, and priority date month and year. USCIS I-485 Charts for January 2015 The most [...]

Overview of the New H-4 EAD Rule

As reported in a 24.Feb.2015 NewsFlash on MurthyDotCom, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized a regulatory change that will allow certain H-4 dependent spouses to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). The new regulation will go into effect on May 26, 2015. The release of the final rule provides some clarity regarding a number [...]

Analysis, Predictions, and Trends: March 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

Each month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) explains key visa bulletin developments and, when possible, provides predictions for future cutoff date movement. The source of this helpful information is Charles Oppenheim, the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the DOS. The most significant March 2015 Visa Bulletin development is the rapid [...]

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