Thursday, August 21, 2014

VISA PROJECTIONS FOR THE REST OF 2014

AILA has recently dialoged with the Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim, who is the DOS’ chief for producing the Visa Bulletin.  MU Law has spoken with Mr. Oppenheim several times in the past and have always found that his projections are well thought out and very accurate.

Here are his projections based on his recent conversation with AILA:
  • The Philippine EB-3 date should continue to be consistent with the Worldwide (Rest of World) date for at least the next few months.  Usage of Philippine EB-1 and EB-2 numbers has decreased, leaving more numbers for Philippine EB-3. 
  • India EB-2 numbers should continue to be favorable, although large jumps forward should not be expected.  The current priority date for Indian EB-2 is May 2009.  Adjustment of Status applicants should be prepared to get RFEs for medical exams if their priority date is at or near that date.  Adjustment of Status applicants should be prepared to get RFEs for medical exams if their priority date is at or near that date.  

8 comments:

  1. I got priority date for GC Sept 2006.I am in USA now . I am doing BSN now.After this if I do online MSN, am I eligible to change my category from EB3 to EB2? Which MSN course is preferable to get H1B visa for nurses? I have total of 12yrs experience before BSN.
    thank you
    please reply me

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  2. Unfortunately it is unlikely that you will be able to get an EB2 unless you get a specialization (eg Nurse Practicioner) that requires a masters degree.

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  3. Hi - my PD is Oct 3rd, 2012 (ROW). Any chance to get this date current anytime sooner.

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  4. HI, MY PD is 09/23/11 EB3 PHIL- is there a possibility to be current on OCT VB? thanks

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  5. @Fahad, What is your country of birth ? Are you EB3?

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    1. My country of birth is Pakistan and yes I am EB3

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    2. @Fahad - I think it could happen. I do think that ROW EB-3 will reach Sept 2011 before the end of this year.

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  6. @ Glenn - I think that is too optimistic. But maybe later in FY2015.

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