Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ANALYSIS OF THE DECEMBER 2015 VISA BULLETIN

The Department of State has just issued the December 2015 Visa Bulletin. Here 
is MU Law's analysis of this latest Visa Bulletin.

December 2015 Visa Bulletin

Final Action Dates

Employment- Based
All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
CHINA - mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01FEB1201JUN07CC
3rd01SEP1515APR1222APR0401SEP1501AUG07

MU Law Analysis
All: No change from Nov 2015 Visa Bulletin, other than a one month improvement in EB-3.
China: EB-2 did not change. EB-3 progressed a few months from Nov 2015 Visa Bulletin, which was 01JAN12.
India: EB-2 jumped again. Two months ago it was 01MAY05. In Nov 2015's Visa Bulletin it was 01AUG06. This trend may continue. EB-3 continued its steady but slow progress.
Mexico: One month gain in EB-3.
Philippines: EB-3 moved ahead six weeks. MU Law believes that Philippines EB-3 will steadily move forward in the coming months. 



Dates of Filing
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01JAN1301JUL09CC
3rd01SEP1501OCT1301JUL0501SEP1501JAN10

MU Law Analysis

The Dates of Filing chart did not change from October or November 2015. This is not a surprise. The USCIS and Department of State have been sued in response to the September 2015 revised Visa Bulletin
Our analysis is the same as our explain in our October 10, 2015 blog post.

35 comments:

  1. Hello, we are eb3 Philippines July 07, does this mean that we will already receive our green card? How long should it take ? Thanx��

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  3. hi MU law!i have read the latest VB.and it seems that the movement of EB3phils is quite slow?what does it mean?.are they going to maintain that movement within this fiscal year?Please give us ur thoughts about this.thank you and more power!

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    1. @Glimbert- I think that this slowdown is temporary and the Phils EB3 will move quickly in 2016.

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    2. thank u MU law! ur response is always positive and it gives a good feeling..

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  4. @Mamsha - Are you in the US with an Adjustment pending or are you in the Philippines?

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  5. Hi , we are now in the USA ..we already have our EAD and recently we submitted our Rfe and did our medical for the 2nd time since the first one expired..we really wanted to get our green card hopefully no more delays .thanx

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    1. Good luck! Your green cards should be in processing. There is a good chance that you have the new cards in December, provided that there are no additional RFEs or problems with your case. Since we are not your attorney, we cannot say for sure...

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  6. Thank you for the reply , really appreciate it...

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  7. One more question please, I just check the green card tracker , it says there is 1845 ahead of us with the consular process in line with the pending I-485 , that seems that 1845 will take a longer time, am I right ?thanx

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    1. No. The CP and I-485 lines move at the same pace.

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  8. Hi Atty. Musillo I was looking at the waiting list of EB3 PH waiting for an immigrant visa, right now there are 28,000++ waiting for greencards under EB3 Philppines. Do you think this has an impact on the VB movement? They moved it so fast without considering that 28,000. Right now my AOS is pending for a year. Thanks

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    1. Yes - the volume is why I think the "true" EB3 Phils PD is probably in 2012-13.

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    2. That having been said, if your PD is current you should expect the GC in 30-90 days in the usual course.

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  9. I am registered nurse from India under EB 3 cat. with priority date 21 July 2006 any estimate of becoming current

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    1. Unfortunately I think it will be at least 2 years.

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  10. Hi Atty. Musillo we are a follow to join derivatives of my wife who adjusted status in the US with a PD of July 2007 EB3 Phils. We are finished with the interview in Manila Consulate last April 2015 but put on AP and consequently affected by retrogression last may 2015. Since our PD will be current by Dec 2015, can we submit to the consulate before Dec our new passport, new medcal and new NBI/ Police Clearance because all of them are already expired? The reason that I want to submit it earlier than Dec because my son will aged out by Jan 2016. Can we do this or we just wait for their notice/ email? Your advice will be highly appreciated.

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    1. Sorry - I just saw this. You can certainly file now since it is December.

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    2. @luckyG same situation here. I believed ur son can join since PD came first and u submitted ds260 less than a year before it became current. Hows ur visa? Pls send me email at emer0690@gmail.com

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  11. Hello Atty! I would like to ask your thoughts about the eb3 Phil's September 2014 Do you think it will be current this fiscal year atty? I am hoping for your response. Thank you.

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  12. Hi atty musillo! My PD is march 2015 EB3 phils. Does it have a chance to be current on 2016? Thank you.

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    1. @Connie- Unfortunately I do not think so.

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  14. Hi there Atty.You are our lawyer so Im just wondering when are we going to receive outr GC since the uscis already received our rfe's on July 28,2015?We already did our second medical exam which we submitted along with our rfe.Our PD is April 2007 by the way and we have our EAD since last year.Thank you and more power.

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    1. Hi Jun- Email me directly on this.

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  15. our pd is january 2007 not april 2007 thank you

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  16. Hi Atty, my PD is Nov 2014. Have my EAD. Per USCIS my AOS has been pre-adjudicated. When do you think I can expect my GC?

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    1. What is your country of birth?

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    2. Hi Atty. EB3 Philippines. Thanks

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    3. It will still be quite awhile if you are EB3 Philippines with a Nov 2014 Priority date. My sense is 2017.

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