Tuesday, June 12, 2012

JULY 2012 VISA BULLETIN AND THE FUTURE OF EB-2


The Department of State has just released the July 2012 Visa Bulletin.

In the June Visa Bulletin, the Department of State made the India and China EB-2 categories unavailable (indicated by a "U", in the chart below), as had been expected for some time. Now, the DOS has made the All Other and Philippine EB-2 categories retrogressed to January 1, 2009. Plainly the Department of State and the USCIS are having troubling anticipating demand for visa numbers, which is leading to these enormous swings in visa dates.


July 2012 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines
EB-201JAN09 U U01JAN09
EB-322JUL0622SEP0522SEP0208JUN06


So what will happen in future months to EB-2. MU Law believes that the EB-2 will continue to be retrogressed until October 1, 2012. The August or September 2012 Visa Bulletin likely will become unavailable at some point, although it should be temporarily.

Come October 2012, MU Law expects that All Other EB-2 (including the Philippines) will become Current, or nearly Current. October 1, 2012 is the start of the next US Fiscal Year and more immigrant visas are available for processing. The NVC may continue to process EB-2 petitions in the later summer, anticipating more favorable dates in the fall.

If you have an immigrant visa interview through June 30, you should continue to attend that interview, and you will be given a visa provided that you qualify and pass the interview process.




20 comments:

  1. Hi MUlaw
    I think there is a mistake in your visa bulletin for EB3 philippies.
    And i have a quetion .Whould you please let me know what is your opinion for August and September visa bulletin for EB3ROW?
    My pd is 19th of October 2006 EB3 ROW .Do you think that we can see 6 weeks movement again in August and September?

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  2. Hi MUlaw...My PD is already current in July VB. My employer abandoned me. Kindly advise me what to do when I received my packet 4. Thanks and regards.

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  3. @Nagaresh-
    Thanks. I fixed the EB3 date for the Phils. My sense is that the dates will move for EB3 at about the same rate that they have been moving. So you are getting close....

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  4. @ Pinky - Unfortunately without a US employer you cannot attend the interview. If you attend you will be rejected.

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  5. So, it means that I need to inform them and reschedule my interview date/or keep it open? Thanks again.

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  6. I am current in the June VB (EB3 ROW). Can you say how long it will take to get the packet 4

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  7. You should call NVC and ask them.The July visa bulletin is out and maybe there is a problem in your case .One of my friend's with pd of 24th of April got her packet one week after being current in June visa bulletin.

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    1. Hey thanks for the info...cantacted my agency...who informed me that it depend on where my case had reached...not to worry

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  8. @ Pinky - Without an employer, you have to start the entire process over.

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  9. @ Katz- I agree. Contact your attorney, employer, and NVC.

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  10. @MU law...Is that really the situation? Why is it that I have heard many abandoned nurses like me whose cases was recaptured by new employer and their old PD were retained.

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  11. That's true. Do you have a new employer?

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  12. I emailed NVC...waiting on response...Thanks

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  13. i am a nurse from india pd is sep 2006.presently in USA with h4 visa.my question is if i get a new employer can i process green card with same PD? or whatis your opinion?

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  14. @Sanj- Yes. You can do that. I think that it's a terrific idea. Find the employer and you will be able to work quickly and get a green card quickly too.

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  15. @MU law...I'm currently looking for one. I hope I'll be lucky enough. I'll let you know. Thanks.

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  16. Q.
    Hello, I just received the letter from the NVC for my interview on July 23. My new employer filed I1-40 last June 7. What should I do? Hope to hear with your experience.

    A.) Re-schedule my interview date.
    B.) Inform the US Embassy Manila about my new employer/petition.
    C.) Do not show up on the interview date.
    D.) None of the above.
    E.) Wait for the approval of new petition then schedule for an interview carrying a new I-797 and job order/contract from the new employer.

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  17. @ Webmaster - I suggest having the employer upgrade the I-140 to premium processing and then appear at the interview with the new I-140 approval notice.

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    1. thank you for the reply. more power to your blog and help more nurses.

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  18. To MU law
    What will be the process of rescheduling the counselor interview regarding immigration. Actually I am an abandoned nurse who need to reschedule the interview.
    Need your help.
    Thank you

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