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March Visa Bulletin

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has released the March Visa Bulletin.  In the employment based (EB) categories the priority dates continue to move forward for China, Mexico, the Philippines, and the Rest of the World (ROW) by several months in most cases. In addition, EB-2 India’s priority date moved significantly forward following several months of previous Visa … more

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EB-2 India unavailable for remainder of FY 2014 with retrogression likely by end of year

Effective as of  September 10, 2014, the EB-2 India category became unavailable for the remainder of FY 2014 which ends September 30, 2014.  This announcement will have no effect on the priority dates listed in the October Visa Bulletin released earlier this week. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State, explained that … more

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September Visa Bulletin

The Department of State’s Office of Consular Affairs has released the September 2014 Visa Bulletin. As was the case with the July and August bulletins, the September bulletin has advanced the EB-2 India priority date.  The India EB-2 priority date is now May 1, 2009, a forward movement of over four months from the August bulletin.  The only other priority … more

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Department of State Offers Projections on EB-1 Visa Demand and EB-2 Cutoff Dates

On April 21, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) spoke with Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and  Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Office regarding his expectations on visa demand for the remainder of fiscal year 2014. In the course of that discussion, Mr. Oppenheim offered a few projections with regard to EB-1 visa demand and its … more

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