The progression of priority dates in the recent few months has been exciting news for many, especially those EB-3 applicants who have been patiently waiting for their green cards for many years.
Unfortunately the unexpected progression has swamped the National Visa Center. The NVC is now issuing letters indicating that NVC cases will be delayed for 60 days. Here is an excerpt from a stock form letter that our office has received in the last few days. We have received about a dozen of these letters.
We are currently receiving an increased number of approved petitions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. As a result, we are experiencing increased review times for documents received.
We expect it will be at least 60 days from the date we received your mail before we complete the review of your documents. We will notify you when we review your documents.
We are working to reduce these processing times and we appreciate your patience.