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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

July 2013 Visa Bulletin

The July visa bulletin brings some nice forward movements and predictions of future movements by the State Department. 

On the employment side, EB2 China advances to 08/08/08 and is expected to have up to 2 months of advancements for the coming 3 months.   Although EB2 India remains unchanged at 09/01/04, the State Department predicts significant forward movements in the coming two months in an attempt to use up all remaining EB2 visa numbers of the fiscal year.

EB3 China, Mexico and other countries move forward to 01/01/2009 while the Philippines and India advance to 10/01/06 and 01/22/03 respectively.  No forward movement is expected for most EB3 countries except India and the Philippines which are expected to advance 3 weeks and 2 weeks respectively for the next few months.

On the family side, F1 China, India and Other Countries all move forward by 5 weeks to 06/01/06.   F1 Philippines jumps forward by 6 months to July 1, 2000.  Cutoff dates advance 4 months for China and India in both F2A and F2B categories. Other countries also enjoy similar forward movements. Forward movements are expected to continue for most family visa categories. Significantly, State Department predicts that F2A is expected to be current at some point in the near future.

Family 
Other Countries
CHINA
INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
F1
06/01/06
06/01/06
06/01/06
08/20/93
07/01/00

F2A
10/08/11
10/08/11
10/08/11
09/01/11
10/08/11

F2B
11/01/05
11/01/05
11/01/05
11/01/93
12/22/02

F3
10/01/02
10/01/02
10/01/02
04/22/93
11/22/92

F4
05/22/01
05/22/01
05/22/01
09/22/96
12/15/89


1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,000 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens.(about 23,000 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens.(about 65,000 per year)

Employment
Other Countries
CHINA
INDIA
MEXICO
PHILIPPINES
1st
C
C
C
C
C

2nd
C
08/08/08
09/01/04
C
C

3rd
01/01/09
01/01/09
01/22/03
01/01/09
10/01/06

Other Workers
01/01/09
03/22/04
01/22/03
01/01/09
10/01/06

4th
C
C
C
C
C

5th
C
C
C
C
C


1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)

5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

2 comments:

  1. Hey Everyone!!! My name is Ritika Priya..

    Just I would like to share an experience I had faced during my visa approval procedure in India. My passport holds Ritika Priya in given name and surname is blank. I was afraid my visa request does not get rejected since my passport is not holding any surname.

    But there is a provision in US Embassy that in case my passport is not holding any surname my full name goes in surname field in US visa and first name unknown in given name. Please refer to the following link:

    http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/mobile//nonimmigrant_visas/frequently-asked-questions.html

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  2. Also one more experience to share.
    I was traveling as a dependent of my husband in US. I was recently married and as a part of Indian rituals I had applied Mehandi in both of my hands.
    Again I was afraid that during immigration in US airport my finger prints scan might deviate from the scan made during US visa interview and the Immigration Officer might restrict my entry in US.
    But there is no such issues like this. there is no deviation in finger prints scan and the Immigration Officer appreciated the Mehandi I had applied in my hands... :)

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