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

The U.S. Department of State (DOS), through Charles Oppenhiem, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, provides key insights into the contents of the visa bulletin in monthly conversations with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Chief Oppenhiem has provided information that is of particular importance for individuals falling within the employment-based, second preference [...]

Is there a possibility that the visa numbers for EB2 India would become unavailable in October, as well – similar to how they became unavailable in September?

Answer That is quite unlikely, as October is the start of a new fiscal year. While the visa numbers are supposed to be allocated over the course of the year, there is a new “supply” each fiscal year. In September, it is the very end of the year, and we only have whatever is left [...]

NewsFlash! EB2 India Unavailable Until October 1, 2014

The Murthy Law Firm has received confirmation from Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS), that the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India became “unavailable” on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and will remain so until October 1st, which is the beginning of fiscal year [...]

October 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Holds at 01.May.2009

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued the October 2014 Visa Bulletin. This is the first visa bulletin of fiscal year 2015 (FY15). The contents of the October Visa Bulletin largely align with prior predictions. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) cutoff date for Indian nationals is unchanged, at May 1, 2009. Some other EB [...]

NewsFlash! October Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Cutoff Unchanged

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the October 2014 Visa Bulletin this morning. In the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India stays put at May 1, 2009, while EB2 China moves ahead by five weeks, to November 15, 2009. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category advances by five to six months throughout, with the [...]

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

As reported to MurthyDotCom readers following the release of the August 2014 Visa Bulletin, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has begun issuing analysis and predictions on the movement of cutoff dates each month, after the visa bulletin is released. These updates are based on monthly conversations with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and [...]

Insights and Information Based on PERM LC Filings

In order to remain competitive and retain needed workers from abroad, U.S. companies often sponsor permanent residence (“green card”) cases. Most employer-sponsored cases are initiated through the PERM labor certification (PERM LC) process. What follows is information released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to the types of PERM LCs certified during fiscal [...]

USICS Releases Updated Charts of Pending I-485 Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated charts indicating the number of pending adjustment of status (I-485) cases. This inventory of I-485 cases awaiting final decision by the USCIS is broken down by category, country of chargeability, and priority date (month and year, only). These charts shed light on the reasons for the [...]

September 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB2 India, EB3 Philippines, and FB2A Categories Advance

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin. The employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian nationals continues to move forward, but is expected to retrogress in the coming months. Cutoff dates for the family-based, second preference “A” category advance across the board. The employment-based, third preference (EB3) category for people born [...]

NewsFlash! September Visa Bulletin Released, F2A and EB2 India Advance

This morning, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin. Effective September 1st, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) India category will advance to May 1, 2009. The family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category, for spouses and (unmarried, minor) children of lawful permanent residents moves forward to April 22, 2012 for applicants born [...]

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