Friday, February 15, 2019

MARCH 2019 VISA BULLETIN: ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS


The Department of State has just issued the March 2019 Visa Bulletin. This is the sixth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2019. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.
 
March 2019 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     
PHILIPPINES    
EB-1
01JAN18
22FEB17
22FEB17
01JAN18
EB-2
C
01JAN16
09APR09 
C
EB-3
C
08JUL15
22MAY09 
01DEC17    


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     
PHILIPPINES    
EB-1
01JUN18
01OCT17
01OCT17
01JUN18
EB-2
C
01MAY16
22MAY09 
C
EB-3
01JAN16
01APR10 

01MAR18

 
MU Law Analysis (all references are to Table A unless noted)
 
All Other: The EB-1 category moved one month.  We expect continued steady movement in this category for All Other.  We do not see any retrogression in the future for EB2 or EB3, other than the usual retrogression at the end of the Fiscal Year.
 
China: China EB-2 moved three months, moving a total of a half year in just two calendar months.  EB-3 only moved one week, as demand continues in EB-3, likely related to the many EB-3 “downgrades”. 
 
India: There was very little movement in any of the Indian categories.  We are slightly more optimistic about India EB-3, which could continue to progress faster than EB-2.
 
Philippines: The EB-3 date showed great progress, improving four more months.  By next month, we should see the EB-3 priority date extend into FY2018.

39 comments:

  1. When do you think EB2 India reaches August 2009? It’s painful to see the dates are moving so slow

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    1. It must be painful. I feel for you. I think that there is a small chance that it gets there in July/Aug 2019. If not, then I suspect not until CY2020 unfortunately.

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  2. Sir when do you think my pd March 5,2018 will be current?Philippines eb3 category.

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  3. My PD is July 2018. When do you think it will become current? Thank you!

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  4. With the recent trend when do you think an EB3 Phils with PD OF april 11 be current? Thanks

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  5. Good day! Sir any news regarding the slow approval works of USCIS for filed petitions? Most of us are still waiting for approval notice since sept 2017. Thank you. (Philippines)

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    1. You should contact your employer and attorney. The case should not take that long.

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  7. Very painful to even see SLOW EB1 movement!!, I have priority date of March, 27, 017, when will it move beyond that date sir?. I am done with interview, just waiting for dates.

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    1. Getting close. It should be no later than the Summer.

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  8. Good day Sir. When do you think a PD of August 1 2018 Philippines EB3 is going to be current? Thank u.

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  9. Good day. When do you think a PD of January 28, 2019 Philippines EB3 going to be current? Thanks

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  10. Hi. My PD is onJune 26 2018. When do you think will it become curent? Thanks in advance!

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  11. Hi where can I personally email you to ask a question regarding eb3 visa? Thanks!

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  12. When do you think Eb3 phil March 2019 will become current?

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  14. Good day sir, my PD is july 6 2018, when do you think it will become current? Thanks

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    1. I think that there is a chance that you are current this summer.

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    2. Thanks a lot..... hopefully!!!!

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  16. When do you think for Phil eb3 April 2,2018 will be current? Thank you

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  17. Thanks a lot! Fingers crossed!

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  18. Hi Musillo, Is it true that the NVC run out of visa for EB3 Philippines and we need to wait next FY 2019-2020 for new visa allotment? Or NVC is only backlogged right now on processing current applicants? Thanks

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  19. How many EB3 visas are allotted for PHIL this FY2018-2019? Does it change every fiscal year?
    I have received a letter from NVC attorney stating that my case is not currently eligible for further processing because there is an annual limit on the number of immigrant visas the NVC can issue. Should I be worried about this?

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    1. Sir John may i humble ask when is your priority date?

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  20. My priority date is current last month for EB3 Philippines. When is the next possible communication from NVC? How many months will be my wait time before I get contacted by them?

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  21. Good day Musillo. My priority date is November 2018 and im under EB3 Philippines. When do you my PD will become current? Thank you.

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