Wednesday, August 19, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 VISA BULLETIN: WHY NO MOVEMENT?

The Department of State has just issued the September 2020 Visa Bulletin. This is the last Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2020. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

September 2020 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.

Employment-
based

All Other

CHINA

INDIA

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

01MAR18

01MAR18

C

2nd

C

15JAN16

08JUL09

C

3rd

01APR19

15FEB17

01OCT09

01APR19


MU Law Analysis

There was not much to report this month.  This Visa Bulletin showed no real movement in the categories, which was a bit surprising, although probably reflects the reality that very few immigrant visas are being issued overseas, and the USCIS is backlogged in immigrant visa processing.  Therefore, any movement in the categories was probably unnecessary.  USCIS’ backlog is expected to get worse in light of their forthcoming furloughs

MU Law expects the favorable employment-based visa dates to continue next fiscal year.  We explained why on this blog post.

30 comments:

  1. Good Day!

    Question: Is there a possibility that visa bulletin will jump this nee Fiscal Year this coming October 2020?? Or retrogression will happen again next month? Also this coming November is Election for Presidential in USA, this Election will affect the movement of Vb for the succeeding month ??? Thank You

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    1. yes- my expectation is that the VB will move ahead in Oct.

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  2. Are cases currently at NVC phase be affected with the backlog projection in USCIS?

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  3. do you think they will fix now the problem with 221g?

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    1. Me and my clients are definitely working on it on a daily basis

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  4. will october still be predicted to be current? despite of 221g backlog?

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  5. What will happen to my case on EB3 visa. I had an exit interview on the 3rd of March but was told that there were no visas left.

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    1. Hello dimple! It meant that the VB retrogressed during ur interview. Mind if I ask were u interviewed in MNL? Also, were there anyone you know given a visa and not placed under 221g?

      - you can email to ff up or wait to receive email from US emb to return ur passport for visa stamping as long as ur PD is current and ure not place under 221g

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  6. Hi Dear Attorney
    I had my interview canceled on Marc 26th
    Eb3 ROW PD May 9th 2019
    What would be my chance to be current On October with or without USCIS furlough ?
    Thank you

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  7. Hello atty! To request an expedited interview schedule after being current, should we send request directly to US embassy or NVC? Thank you

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  8. Good day, attorney. Could the possibility of impending shift to a new immigration system (merits-based) be a factor for this?

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    1. No - a merit based system is not happening this year despite what you are reading

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  9. is there update for 221g cases?

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  10. I had medicals in February and exit interview in March though l was affected by Retrogression. Incase l am current in October. Do l have to repeat the medicals again

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    1. If u still do not have your visa you must repeat medicals when it expires after 6 mos.

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  11. Hello atty! There are rumors circulating that there is an Nursing agency that filed a lawsuit against US embassy Manila for the 221g issues. its been rumored that their EB3 Rns have been approved in JULY during their interview and No 221gs were issued. Do you have any idea whether this is true or not? Thanks!

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    1. Yes- it is true. We have seen some IVs finally approved!

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  12. Hi Atty! I want to ask my status if i can still go and undergo for the interview at the US embassy even if my working visa at the country i work is already expired few months ago? My employer doesn't want to renew it before my embassy interview for some reasons.

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    1. I'm not sure that I understand your question. Please rephrase it and I will try and answer it.

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    2. Hi again atty! I have an upcoming interview. But I dont a valid working visa stamp at my passport. BTW, Im currently working in Middle east. Im worried if it would greatly affect my visa approval at the embassy.

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    3. ok. Just so that I am clear: You don't have a valid working visa from the country that you are working in?

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    4. yes atty. but my HR manager told me that they will be renewing it early next year. But i have scheduled interview this October. Do you think it will greatly affect my approval? Maybe i show the consul the original contract and certificate from my workplace to suffice it.

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  13. What is the status of the HWRA bill? Is there a chance for it? And the 221g cases in Manila, how will it be resolved

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