Saturday, May 12, 2018

JUNE 2018 VISA BULLETIN: LATEST UPDATE AND ANALYSIS

The Department of State has just issued the June 2018 Visa Bulletin.  This is the ninth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2018.  This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

June 2018 Visa Bulletin

Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.

EB 
Class 
All Other  
CHINA       
INDIA     
MEXICO   
PHIL'PNES    
EB-1
C
01JAN12
01JAN12
C
C
EB-2
C
01SEP14
26DEC08 
C
C
EB-3
01JUN15
01MAY08 

01JAN17      

Table B: Dates for Filing -- The DOS may work on applications with these dates. But the Visa cannot be approved until the date is current per Table A.

EB 
Class 
All Other  
CHINA       
INDIA     
MEXICO   
PHIL'PNES    
EB-1
C
C
C
C
EB-2
C
01FEB15
01APR09 
C
C
EB-3
01JAN16
01SEP08 

01JUL17       

MU Law Analysis (all references are to Table A unless noted)

All Other:  The EB-2 has been current for many years.  The EB-3 is also current and is expected to remain current for the foreseeable future.

China (mainland-born):  As with all categories this month, the movements were nonexistent.  It would not surprise MU if the Chinese numbers did not move for the remainder of the fiscal year.  China EB-2 is a better bet to progress than EB-3, although it remains doubtful that EB-2 progresses ahead of EB-3.

India:  There is a similar story with India as with China.  No progress, outside of a minor 4 day movement in EB-3.  We would not be surprised to see minor movements in these categories before the end of the fiscal year.

Mexico: Mirrors All Other in analysis.

Philippines: Phils EB-3 stayed the same, which is not surprising considering the enormous progressions of the last few years. The Phils EB-3 number will probably continue to only move negligible, reflecting the large numbers of Philippine RN EB-3 petitions that were filed in 2016-2018.  There is a chance of a small progression in the next few VBs.

15 comments:

  1. Dear MU,

    Re Phils EB3,how small is the small progression that we are referring here, about 1-2 months?

    Thanks!

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  2. Hi Musillo,

    Do you think that Eb3 visas filed esp for Philippines will get approved. My first I140 got denied filed in April 2017, second one filed April 2018 facing an RFE, is this a usual occurence because apparently it is. Do you think this situation will change anytime soon or am I looking at a second denial. I am under a fairly reputable recruiting agency and I am unsure of what to expect at this stage.

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    1. It entirely depends on the petitioner and the case. You should email the company and/or the attorney on the case.

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    2. Hi Musillo,

      I believe your firm is my agency’s law firm stated in my ETA.

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  3. Any predicton when June 27,2017 will gonna be current? Thanks MU

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    1. Maybe this Fiscal year, more likely next fiscal year.

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  4. Hi..PD jan. 25, 2017 EB3 Phil will it be current in July 2018 VB? Thank you.

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  5. Hi,
    My I 140 has been approved in May 2nd, Now what are the procedures? How long it takes up to embassy interview? My PD is current...

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    1. You should contact your attorney. It will probably be about 5-6 months until your interview.

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