A New Way to Look at Visa Bulletins

Today we added another feature to our Visa Bulletin Toolbox: Instead of reading visa bulletins by month, you will be able to select just your category and see years of cutoff dates all on one page, plus month-to-month movement and your overall wait time. Both employment-based and family-sponsored categories are included, covering every visa bulletin Read more about A New Way to Look at Visa Bulletins[…]

February 2012 Visa Bulletin: China and India EB2 Advanced One Full Year

The official Visa Bulletin for February 2012 was released today and both China and India EB2 leaped forward one full year to 2010/01/01. This is following a nearly 10 months jump in January. Starting next month, nationals from India and China can file for I-485/EAD/AP as long as their priority dates fall on 2009/12/31 or earlier. Green Read more about February 2012 Visa Bulletin: China and India EB2 Advanced One Full Year[…]

January 2012 Visa Bulletin: Great News for EB2

The Visa Bulletin for January 2012 was released this morning and both China and India EB2 leaped forward nearly 10 months to 2009/1/1. This is great news for people who missed the boat in 2007, and have not been able to apply for adjustment of status since. Starting next month, nationals from India and China Read more about January 2012 Visa Bulletin: Great News for EB2[…]

Visa Bulletin Predictions by DOS – September 2011

On September 9, 2011, the Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for October, the first month of FY-2012. DOS also provided an estimate of visa number availability over the next few months. In particular, DOS’ Visa Office emphasized the rapid forward movement of China and India EB-2, but cautioned that the trend may slow Read more about Visa Bulletin Predictions by DOS – September 2011[…]

July 2011 Visa Bulletin: 5-Month Advance for EB2 China and India

The official July 2011 visa bulletin was released today with great news for applicants in the Employment-Based Second Preference categories. Both EB2-China and EB2-India advanced nearly five months to reach a cutoff date of March 8, 2007. This is the first time for either category’s cut-off date to cross into 2007 since, well, the July Read more about July 2011 Visa Bulletin: 5-Month Advance for EB2 China and India[…]

Has DOS Visa Bulletin Mailing List Been Hacked?

We subscribe to the State Department’s Visa Bulletin mailing list, which sends out periodic emails about the release of new visa bulletins. Today, however, we received a very weird email. The subject is “VISA-BULLETIN: confirmation required (1E149A0C),‏” and asks for confirmation by either replying to the email or clicking on a link. However, in the Read more about Has DOS Visa Bulletin Mailing List Been Hacked?[…]

EB2 India Expected to Advance in May 2011 Visa Bulletin

It is that time of the year again: toward the end of a fiscal year, which ends on September 30, unused EB1 visa numbers will “fall down” to lower preference categories. The Department of State (DOS) recently advised AILA that approximately 12,000 EB1 visas remain unused. This figure is higher than usual, so it is Read more about EB2 India Expected to Advance in May 2011 Visa Bulletin[…]