Friday, March 15, 2019

APRIL 2019 VISA BULLETIN: ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS

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

01FEB18

22FEB17

22FEB17

01JAN18

EB-2

C

01APR16

09APR09 

C

EB-3

C

01AUG15

22MAY09 

01MAR18
 
 
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

01JUL16

01JUN09 

C

EB-3


01JAN16

01APR10


01JUL18
 
 
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 again moved three months, moving a almost one year in 2019’s calendar months.  EB-3 actually retrogressed, which reflects continued demand in EB-3, likely related to the many EB-3 “downgrades”. 
 
India: There was very little movement in any of the Indian categories.  EB2 moved just three days.  EB3 moved one month.  We are slightly more optimistic about India EB-3, which should continue to progress faster than EB-2.
 
Philippines: The EB-3 date showed great progress, improving four more months.  This continues a great year for EB3.  We expect continued progress in May’s Visa Bulletin.

24 comments:

  1. Hello Musillo! Is there any case that current already on Table B then waiting for approval of I140?? This is EB3 Philippines, the question is "Is there any positive outcomr which such case like approval?". My PD is April 9 2018 but still pending for approval, when it comes a time that it will be approved do you think by May Visa Bulletin, I will be current?

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  2. do you think there would be retrogression or stop after May VB? if they already meet the qouta for EB3 Philippines?

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    1. No. But there probably will be a brief one in the late summer.

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  3. When do think my PD will be current? Sept 2018 Eb3 PI?

    Thanks you

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  4. Hi sir, when do u think Oct 2018 PD Eb3 Phil will be current? Thank you

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  5. Hi. When do you think my priority date will be current? Philippines EB3 January 30, 2019. Thank you

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  6. Hi my pd became current on march visa bulletin EB3 Philippines. When is the next possible communication from NVC? How many months is the wait time when I will be contacted by them.? Thank you so much.

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    1. It is usually 3 month. And then another 3-4 months before your visa appointment.

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  7. Hello. Im already current this March 2017 vb may pd is Oct 5,2017 eb3 phils. I followed up my fee bill on NVC and they said no time line yet or wait after 4 weeks so most probably around April. I just wanted to know what are the reasons for that? I just recently added my husband before this february before my pd becomes current and according to NVC my husband is been added on my case. Adding dependent nearly before pd becomes current is the cause of delay for the fee bill? Thanks you sir.

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    1. Adding dependents can delay the process. You should speak with your attorney.

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    2. How long usually is the delay if u add dependent before you received your fee bill? Its been 1 month since NVC updated my file then I am current now,
      Im still waiting for my fee bill. NVC sent an email and they said they will said further instruction soon. Thanks MU

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  9. Hello MU, i just want to ask the effects of USCIS closing some international offices...would it affect the processing time and the release of green card visas for Family base and employment base applicants?by the way my husbands PD under EB3 philippines is current on Chart B and hopefully will be current on Chart A in the next visa bulletin...thank u and more power

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    1. It should have no impact on Employment based visas, Joana.

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  10. Hello MU! When do you think my PD will be current? June 2018 EB3 Philippines. Thanks!

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  11. Hello MU! My pd is feb2019 under eb3 Philippines. when do u think it will be current?thanks!

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  12. How long usually is the delay if u add dependent before you received your fee bill? Its been 1 month since NVC updated my file then I am current now,
    Im still waiting for my fee bill. NVC sent an email and they said they will said further instruction soon. Thanks MU

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  13. When do you think my PD will become current? November 2018 under Eb3 Philippines. Ty

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