Archive for the ‘EB2 PERM Labor’ Category

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin: More Forward Movement for EB2 India & China

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for August 2014 is now available. The August Visa Bulletin brings a continuation of forward movement in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian and Chinese nationals. This movement is far less dramatic than the long awaited advancement that appeared in the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. [...]

NewsFlash! August 2014 Visa Bulletin Released, EB2 India and China Advance

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2014 Visa Bulletin. Effective August 1st, the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India will move forward to January 22, 2009. EB2 China will advance to October 8, 2009. MurthyDotCom will publish a more complete summary and analysis of the August 2014 Visa Bulletin in [...]

July 2014 Visa Bulletin: Advancement for EB2 India and Philippines EB3 and FB1

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the July 2014 Visa Bulletin. The most significant movement is a nearly four-year leap forward in the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for Indian nationals. While this movement is not unexpected, it is still welcome news for many Indian nationals with EB2 cases. Beyond the EB2 India category, [...]

NewsFlash! July Visa Bulletin: EB2 India Advances to September 1, 2008

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin for July 2014 contains long-awaited good news for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category for India. The EB2, India, cutoff date advances to September 1, 2008, effective during the month of July 2014. This forward movement was anticipated, and is a welcome change from the prior cutoff [...]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin and Short-Term Predictions

The March 2014 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), offering little in the way of movement or surprises. Perhaps the most significant change is the retrogression of the family-based, second preference “A” (FB2A) category for anyone born in Mexico who is being sponsored as the spouse or (unmarried, minor) [...]

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