Visa Bulletin Predictions - June 2017

In June, Charlie Oppenheim, the "man behind the curtain" for the visa bulletin spoke with AILA and provided the following insights and predictions for green cards:

EB-1 China and India: this category will not be current again until October 1, 2017

EB-2 Worldwide: A cut-off date will be established in the August visa bulletin! This category is usually current, meaning if you fall into this category, it's usually possible to file the I-140 petition and the I-485 concurrently. Individuals who are filing in the National Interest Waiver (NIW) category often chose to file concurrently. If you are planning to file an NIW in the near future, this doesn't meant that you cannot file in August. You can still file the NIW I-140 petition in August, but you won't be able to file the I-485 until October 2017.

EB-2 India: There will be minimal movement in this category. Charlie predicts that the best case scenario is that the final action date for this category will advance to Sept or Oct 2008 by the end of this fiscal year (remember the new fiscal year starts October 1).

If you need assistance filing an employment-based or family-based immigration filing, please contact our office at or at 804-396-3412. We look forward to hearing from you!

Recent blog posts

By Nikita Hernandez, Sumner Immigration Law Paralegal It’s official! You’ve become Mr. or Mrs. and want to take on your spouse’s name while getting your US permanent residence situated, but when is the best time to do that? APPLYING FOR A NAME… Read More
One of the most common questions that we receive from our clients is about case processing time. The USCIS and DOL estimated case processing times are available online, but that source can be frustrating as they sometimes give a wide range of timefra… Read More
By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk If you read our blog post, What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New President), then you’re familiar with President Biden’s proposed immigration strategy. While the proposals seemed promising,… Read More

Read More Blog Posts

“I knew Emily Sumner since 2005 when she used to work for another Richmond based Attorney Firm. She filed my H1B, H1B Extensions, Green Card Labor and I-140 (Petition for Alien-worker) while she was with another firm. Honestly speaking, I never receiv…”
– Saravanan
“Emily Sumner helped me with my Green Card process and I would say she is the best. She has a very good understanding of the immigration matters, given a problem she gives a detailed explanation of different solutions. The best part with her is she re…”
– Sridhar

More Client Reviews