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Visa Bulletin Predictions for the New Year – 2016!

Charlie Oppenheim, the man behind the Visa Bulletin, met with AILA recently to discuss his predictions for the Visa Bulletin in the New Year. The highlights are as follows: EB-2 India: The EB-2 India priority date moved up by ten months in December, which is huge. The date also advanced by 8 months to February […]

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October Visa Bulletin Sadness: Visa Bulletin Rescinded and New (Older) Dates Prevail

We are writing with heavy hearts to announce that the October visa bulletin as  originally published has been rescinded and replaced with a new visa bulletin. The revised visa bulletin still has the two filing charts as the original one did. However, the  dates shown in the revised “filing date” chart have significantly retrogressed. This […]

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Should I Submit the Medical Exam with My Employment-Based I-485 Filing?

We are thrilled that dozens of our clients can file the I-485 application for adjustment of status as of October 1, even though the priority date is not yet current (see this post). Many of our clients are wondering if they should submit the medical exam now, or wait until they receive an RFE for […]

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October 2015 Visa Bulletin Madness (and Gladness): Priority Dates, Final Action Dates, Filing Dates, EADs and More – Oh My!

The October 2015 visa bulletin was recently published. While the new visa bulletin is much anticipated each month, this month’s visa bulletin brought a much anticipated, major change: it is now possible to file the I-485 application for permanent residence before the priority date is current! What on earth does this mean? First, it is […]

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Visa Bulletin Predictions – May 2015

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has started having regular meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the man behind the crystal ball of the visa bulletin (he is the Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS)). In these meetings, Charlie provides his insight and analysis as to what is happening […]

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July 2014 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & What to Do Next

The July 2014 Visa Bulletin was just published, and as usual, it brings a mixture of good, bad, and neutral news. For most categories, the priority dates stayed the same, retrogressed, or moved up a little. However, the big news for the July 2014 Visa Bulletin is the EB-2 India category, and the EB-3 Philippines […]

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Visa Bulletin Predictions for February 2014 and Beyond

The January 2014 visa bulletin was published this week. Sadly, it did not bring glad tidings of great joy, especially for India/EB-2. The Department of State’s Visa Office has recently provided the following information on recent demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories: There has been unprecedented demand for the India/EB-2 category, which explains the […]

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October 2013 Visa Bulletin: Change in Dates and Predictions for What’s Next

The October 2013 visa bulletin was recently published, and it brings both good and bad news. The bad news is that the F2A miracle has ended for now. That is, the F2A category for spouses and minor children of permanent residents has  a cut-off date for October 2013. However, the cut-off date is Sept 8 […]

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September 2013 Visa Bulletin: What’s Happening Now, and Visa Bulletin Predictions

The September 2013 visa bulletin has been published, and it brings more good news for lots of people. More specifically: –          The F2A category (for spouses and minor, unmarried children of permanent residents) is still current for all categories! –          The EB-2/India category has not just stayed the same, but it actually has advanced to […]

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Visa Bulletin Predictions – July 2013

The visa bulletin for July 2013 has just been published. No, the priority dates for EB-2 India still have not advanced. However, the visa bulletin does include some interesting forecasts for the August and September 2013 visa bulletins. Specifically: It is predicted that the F2A category (in the realm of family-based immigration; this includes Spouses […]

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