Friday, March 10, 2017

APRIL 2017 VISA BULLETIN: DETAILED ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS

The Department of State has just issued the April 2017 Visa Bulletin.  This is the seventh Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2017.  This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

April 2017 Visa Bulletin

Final Action Dates

Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card).

Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA
MEXICO  
PHILIPPINES  
1st
C
C
C
C
C
2nd
15JAN13
22JUN08
C
C
3rd
15FEB17 
15AUG14
24MAR05 
15FEB17 
15SEP12


MU Law Analysis

All Other:  The EB-2 has been current for many years.  The EB-3 progression continues, moving an additional two months.  Consular processed EB-3 are effectively current.

China:   The China EB-2 date again moved up one month. The China EB-3 again date progressed nearly six months, just as it did in the March 217 Visa Bulletin.  The China EB-3 continues to have a more favorable date than EB-2, as a result of many Chinese EB-3 workers "upgrading" their applications to EB-2.

India:  EB-2 India moved up about 3 weeks, while EB-3 India stayed essentially the same, unfortunately.  

Mexico: Mirrors All Other in all aspects.

Philippines: EB-3 moved ahead by nearly six more months.  The Philippine EB-3 number essentially cleaned out most of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 EB-3 visas in less than 6  months.  This is what we have expected.  (Our note from September 2016: "This is consistent with internal MU Law analysis which sees this category progressing into 2013 by the Summer of 2017.").  

38 comments:

  1. Hello MU!

    My priority date is Dec2014. Would you predict that it would be current before the end of this year? Thankyou

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  3. My priority date is May 2016 for EB-3 Phils. What is your prediction for this? Is there any chance 2016 will be current this year?thank you!

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    1. Hi Sebastian, I agree with cooldude. No chance. You are probably looking at 2019.

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  5. Hi MU, When will my PD (January 28, 2014) EB -3 Philippines be current?

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    1. It should hopefully be before this year is finished.

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  6. HI MU, My PD Jan 2016 (EB-3 Phil). is there any chance it will be current end of 2019?

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    1. Yes- I think 2019 is very much a possibility.

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  7. Hi MU, my husbands PD is june 2013 eb3 phil, do you think it will be current by july this year? Thanks

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  8. Hello MU Law my priority date is September 2014 (EB3 Phils) do you have any idea when will this be current?
    Thank you.

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    1. Sometime in 2018. Likely earlier in the year.

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  9. Hi MU! I am happy how the priority jump fast for Phil EB3. But my concern is will retrogression will not happen again? Like what happened before it almost reach 2014 then it retrogressed? Thank you!

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    1. Yes- the DOS is aware of what happened last time and they have said that they are taking steps to prevent that from happening again.

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    2. MU thank you! You been a blessing to us.

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  10. Hi MU. Is the date for filing chart always ahead of the final date chart of the visa bulletin?

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    1. Yes- but every once in a small while it is not.

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    2. Ok. So if you predict that EB3(Phils) PD June 2016 might be current on 2019 in the final date chart, it can be earlier in the filing chart, right?

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  13. Good Day MU. Is there a possibility for an interfiling for F2b and Eb3? I have an approved I-130 with a PD of Jan 2014. I akso have Eb3 PD January 2017 (waiting for approval). Is there a chance to retain one petition like Eb3 and just utilize my F2b PD since it is a little earlier than my Eb3 PD? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jay - No. You cannot retain PDs between family and employment.

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  14. My priority date is F4 date is July 30 2010. How many before this date becomes current? For rest of world category.

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    1. I don't follow the family dates as close as the EB ones. It looks like you are 7-8 years away.

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  15. Hi MU, my priority date is march 2016 (EB3 Phils). In your estimation, when will it be current?

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    1. You are probably looking at 2019.

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  16. Hi. I received a notice that my I-140 was denied. If I wish to refill, does it mean I will get a new priority date?

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  17. Hi MU Law. My priority date is Feb 2015, EB3 Philippines . When it will be current? Thank you

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  18. Hi MU, my PD is Nov. 2015 EB3 Philippines... when do you think it wil be current?
    Thank you

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