Thursday, June 9, 2016

JULY 2016 VISA BULLETIN

The Department of State has just issued the July 2016 Visa Bulletin.  This is the tenth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2016. 

July 2016 Visa Bulletin

Final Action Dates

Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card).
Employment- Based
All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed
CHINA - mainland bornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01JAN1001NOV04CC
3rd01MAR1601JAN1022OCT0401MAR1615FEB09
MU Law Analysis

All Other:  The EB-2 has been current for many years.  The EB-3 moved forward by two weeks.  These dates continue to be very favorable.  We expect that All Other dates will continue to be positive for the foreseeable future.

China: Both Chinese categories remained at January 2010.  A note in this month's Visa Bulletin indicates that these dates will stay at January 2010 for August and September 2010's Visa Bulletin.

India:  EB-3 moved ahead one month.  But the EB-2 remained stuck in 2004.  We expect the India EB-2 to stay in 2004 until the October 2016 Visa Bulletin at which time it should steadily move forward.

Mexico: Mirrors All Other in all aspects.

Philippines: EB-3 moved ahead three more months. The note in this month's Visa Bulletin indicated that the EB-3 date should move through 2009 and may move into 2010 by September, as MU Law has been expecting.  (Our note from May 2016: "MU Law believes that Philippines EB-3 will continue to steadily move forward in the coming months. We expect it to move into 2009 in the by early summer, and may reach 2010 by the end of this fiscal year.")

Dates of Filing

Applications with these priority dates should see their Consular Process application progress.  The USCIS may allow filing of the I-485 Adjustment of Status, provided that the USCIS issues its monthly authorization


Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01JUN1301JUL09CC
3rdC01MAY1501JUL05C01JAN10

MU Law Analysis

These dates did not change from the prior Visa Bulletin. 

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  2. Do you have a prediction this august on eb3 phil? Thanks

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  3. @Vaper: My read is that Phils EB3 will be mid/late 2009 in the Aug Bulletin.

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  4. Thank you so much! We hope it comes true.

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  6. Good day.Is there any chance to have a retrogression this year for EB3 philippines category?

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  7. @Joey Bruce: Most years the Visa Bulletin shuts down for a few weeks in September. This is common because it is the end of the US fiscal year and the US DOS wants to make sure that all immigrant visas in the quota are used.

    Other than that, I do not expect a retrogression.

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  8. Do you think there is a chance for 2/1/2010 eb3 phil be current this yr? Thanks

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  9. @ Coco: I do. I think it should happen before the New Year.

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  10. How about 3/10/2015 PD for eb3 Philippines... Do you think it will be current for this fiscal year?...

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  11. @Raynon: No. Unfortunately it will be awhile before the EB3 Phils is into 2015. My guess is at least 2-3 years.

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  12. Hi Sir when do you think April 2010 will be current for EB3 Philippines.?

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    1. @John- My expectation is that the Phils EB3 will reach April 2010 within the next 6 months.

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  13. Hi sir! How about feb 9 2014, when do you think this date will be current?

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    1. @Rowan - It will be awhile. This is probably 2-3 years from now.

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  15. Hi MU law, thanks for your reply on my question last time. Our EB3 pd is Jan 11 2010 so we are hopeful that it will be current this year. In your analysis, our consular interview in Manila will happen this year or early next year?

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    1. My guess would be sometime between Nov and Feb.

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  16. Hi MU! Do you think the coming US presidential election will have an effect w/ the progress in EB3 Phil priority date? Thank you!

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  17. @Belle- The election will have no immediate impact on the Visa Bulletin or the Phils EB3 PD. Theoretically new immigration legislation could be offered and signed into law in early 2017, but many things would have to happen.

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  19. Hi. Would like to know your prediction for july 2009 PD & its possible interview date. Thanks.

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  20. Hi. Would like to know your prediction for july 2009 PD & its possible interview date. Thanks.

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  21. Hi. Would like to know your prediction for july 2009 PD & its possible interview date. Thanks.

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  22. Hi. Would like to know your prediction for july 2009 PD & its possible interview date. Thanks.

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  23. Hi. Would like to know your prediction for july 2009 PD & its possible interview date. Thanks.

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  24. Hi! What's your prediction when will June 2012 be current. Hoping for your response. Thank you!

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  26. Hi any prediction for august 2016 visa bulletin for EB3 ROW?

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