Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Processing Times

October Visa Bulletin Shows Backlogs in Some EB Categories

The Department of State had expected that the worldwide EB-2 visa numbers would become current once the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2012. However, this has not happened. Similarly, the EB-2 category for India and China, which became unavailable in June, has not budged much. China remains at July 15, 2007, and India… Read More

India, China EB-2 Category Retrogresses Dramatically

As predicted for May, the India and China EB-2 priority dates have retrogressed dramatically, from May 1, 2010, to August 15, 2007. Priority dates for those countries are not expected to advance again until October 1, 2012, at the earliest, when the new federal fiscal year begins. If an I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status… Read More

India, China EB-2 Category Expected To Retrogress Soon

The State Department’s Visa Bulletin for April did not continue the dramatic forward movement of India and China EB-2 priority dates that has been observed for the past several months. The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers has also learned that the Visa Office is predicting a retrogression of priority dates in the India and China… Read More

March Visa Bulletin Continues Advances for India, China EB-2 Category

The March 2012 Visa Bulletin shows that the priority date for the India and China employment-based second preference (EB-2) categories is May 1, 2010, which is a four-month advance over the February cut-off date of January 1, 2010. In January, the date was January 1, 2009, so the category has advanced well over a year… Read More

China, India Visa Number Priority Cut-Off Dates Move Forward

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2012 shows that the China and India cut-off dates continue to move forward, in some cases at a rapid rate. For February, the China employment-based second preference cut-off date has advanced a year to January 1, 2010. Also for February, the China employment-based third preference cut-off date… Read More