Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OCTOBER 2013 VISA BULLETIN ANALYSIS

The Department of State has just released the October 2013 Visa Bulletin.  This is the first Visa Bulletin of the 2014 US Fiscal Year, which begin October 1, 2013.  There was virtually no change in the dates from the September 2013 Visa Bulletin.  The September 2013 Visa Bulletin had a massive promotion of dates.

The lack of retrogression  in the new Visa Bulletin was a welcome surprise.  The Department of State's comments in the prior Visa Bulletin led some to fear that there would be a retrogression.  In those comments, the  DOS explained that the massive promotion of dates in the September 2013 Visa Bulletin was done to insure that all available Fiscal Year 2013 immigrant visas were used before the FY-2013 year's end on September 30, 2013.

It is not expected that the next few Visa Bulletins will include significant promotions of dates.  We may see the next promotions of dates after the New Year.


Here is the chart:


October 2013 Visa Bulletin
All Other CountriesChina IndiaPhilippines
EB-2Current15SEP0815JUN08Current
EB-301JUL1001JUL1022SEP0315DEC06

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