Friday, October 12, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 VISA BULLETIN: TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS


The Department of State has just issued the November 2018 Visa Bulletin. This is the second Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2019.  This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

November 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     
PHIL'PNES    
EB-1
01APR17
01JUN16
01JUN16
01APR17
EB-2
C
15MAY15
26MAR09 
C
EB-3
C
01JUN15
01JAN09 
08JUN17    

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     
PHIL'PNES    
EB-1
01JUN18
01OCT17
01OCT17
01JUN18
EB-2
C
15JUN15
22MAY09 
C
EB-3
08AUG15
01OCT09 

01JUL17       

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

All Other, Mexico: Unfortunately no movement. Movement should start again in the next month or two.

China: The Chinese dates barely moved in November. We expect the slow/no progress to be standard in the first part of FY 2019.

India: The Indian dates did not move in November. We expect the slow/no progress to be standard in the first part of FY 2019. After that we expect slow, but regular progressions.

Philippines: The EB-3 date moved up by week, which is a good sign, considering most other categories in this month’s Visa Bulletin did not progress. Over the course of FY2019, we should eventually see the EB-3 priority date extend into CY2018, both in Tables A and B.



18 comments:

  1. Hi Mu. Do you think june 14 PD EB3 phils will be current next VB? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Hi MU my pd is on december 12, 2017 when do u think it will be current? Thank you so much

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  3. Sir, how about October 31, 2017? When do you think it will be current?

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  4. sir how about July 18, 2018? What is your prediction? Thanks.

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    1. Too soon to say. Not until the latter half of 2019 at the earliest.

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  5. Hi Musillo, what would be your prediction for Eb3 Philippines PD of April 11, 2018?

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  7. Sir my PD is Sept 11,2017 Phil eb3. How many months from now do you think will this be current? Thank you Sir

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    1. Within the first few months of 2019.

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  8. Hi MU! When do you think the second table for employment based will move and which month will be current? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Korina, I don't understand your question.

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  9. Hi MU! do you think there will be a big leap again for VB bulletin 2018/19 (e.g 5 months jump)? Im looking forward to this.

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    1. No - Unfortunately I think that it will move slowly (a few weeks) for the next few VBs.

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