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2014 Visa Bulletin Predictions

DOS Visa Bulletin Predictions Made in October 2014:

The Department of State published their predictions on monthly cutoff date movement for the next few months in the November 2014 Visa Bulletin:

  • EB1: Current
  • EB2:
    • Worldwide: Current
    • China: Three to five weeks
    • India: No forward movement
  • EB3:
    • Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation.
    • China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result in increased demand which may require "corrective" action possibly as early as February.
    • India: Little if any movement.
    • Mexico:Will remain at the worldwide date.
    • Philippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may require "corrective" action at some point later in the fiscal year.
  • EB4: Current
  • EB5: Current
  • Family-Sponsored worldwide dates:
    • F1: Two to three weeks.
    • F2A: Three to five weeks.
    • F2B: Six to eight weeks.
    • F3: One to three weeks.
    • F4: Two or four weeks.

DOS Visa Bulletin Predictions Made in February 2014:

The Department of State published their predictions on monthly cutoff date movement for early 2014:

  • EB1: Current
  • EB2:
    • Worldwide: Current
    • China: Three to five weeks
    • India: No forward movement
  • EB3:
    • Worldwide: This cut-off date has been advanced over four and one half years since last spring in an effort to generate new demand. After such a rapid advance of a cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, can be expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it could have a significant impact on this cut-off date situation. Little, if any forward movement of this cut-off date is likely during the next few months.
    • China: Will remain at the worldwide date.
    • India: Little if any movement.
    • Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date.
    • Philippines: Three to six weeks
  • EB4: Current
  • EB5: Current
  • Family-Sponsored worldwide dates:
    • F1: Two to four weeks.
    • F2A: No forward movement is expected.
    • F2B: Four to seven weeks.
    • F3: Four to six weeks.
    • F4: Two or three weeks.