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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 [...]

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 [...]

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