Thursday, September 24, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 VISA BULLETIN: EB-3 CURRENT FOR ALL BUT CHINA, INDIA

 

The Department of State has just issued the October 2020 Visa Bulletin. This is the first Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2021. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

October 2021 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

01JUN18

01JUN18

C

2nd

C

01MAR16

01SEP09

C

3rd

C

01JUL17

15JAN10

C


Table B: Dates of Filing

The USCIS has just announced that it will allow the more favorable Date of Filing chart for I-485 Adjustment of Status. This means that all employment based immigrants in EB-1, EB-2 or EB-3 can file their I-485s starting October 1, 2020.  However if they are natives of India or China, their priority date must be earlier than these dates:



MU Law Analysis

This was the Visa Bulletin that we have been expecting for some time.  Because of the State Department’s inability to issues immigrant visas for much of 2020, there are many, many immigrant visas that are now part of allocation for the new fiscal year. 

Both the Philippines and Worldwide (All Other) EB-3 have become current.  We expect these categories to stay current for the foreseeable future.  The only constraint to the Philippine EB-3 visas being issued is the capacity at the Embassy in Manila. 

The good news extended to India.  India EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 all moved forward, about 3-5 months in all of these categories.  Similarly, China EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 all moved forward at about the same rates as India.  We do not expect a retrogression in these categories. 

38 comments:

  1. Im a Physical Therapist, now my Pd is current is there a possibility for me to be interviewed? Thanks. More power to you!

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  2. Great day Atty! How long do we expect to receive an appointment letter once current and doc qualified. Thank you so much for your unwavering support to the healthcare immigrant hopefuls. Godbless and warm regards from the Philippines.

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    1. Hard to say. The Embassy at Manila is VERY backlogged

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  3. hi atty! wht is the priority of the embassy to give schedule. will they base it in PD or the date of DQ?

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  4. Good day atty.
    Thanks for all the efforts and sacrifices we truly appreciate it. What will happen to those with filed I-140 but not yet approved? Whats the best thing to do. And do u think there will be retrogression in the next months or so ? Thanks atty.

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    1. I do not expect any retrogression for a long time

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  5. Good Day! What do you think Atty about 221G in Manila Consulate? Will they issue the visa this October? I was interviewed July and no update as of today.

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    1. Yes- we have begun to see a thaw on this. See our blog post on this

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  8. Good Day atty.

    I'm DQ'd already with VS. since my PD is already current how long should i wait from DQ to visa issuance if the VB will remain current in the next couple of months. Thank you.

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    1. The VB will remain current for many, many months

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  9. what will happen in November election? is the US embassy mnila going to be close? or still operational for interview?

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    1. The embassy will not close unless there is a COVID outbreak. The election will not change anything.

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    2. but it seems like they are not basing it in DQ. there are some who received ID and there DQ date is just this year compared to those people whos been DQ 3 yrs ago still no ID received from embassy 😕

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  10. Hi atty! My green card has been paid. Is it possible for it to be delivered to my lawyer’s address prior to arrival to US?

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  11. Hi Atty, I am nurse by profession and I would like to pursue my immigrant application. My PD is March 2008 and the current status is for review since June 2018. Is there is possibility to recapture it? Thanks in advance for ur reply.

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    1. You will need a US employer who is ready to hire you. You cannot continue with a case unless the I-140 sponsor still wants to hire you.

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  12. Good day attorney!

    I am under EB2 category and I’ve been DQ’d this June 2020. I’ve also received an expedite approval last July but until now I haven’t received an interview schedule yet. May I know what is the basis of the embassy in giving out interview schedules for EB2? Will it be in the same queue as the EB3? Thank you very much and more power!

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    1. The Embassy has not released a basis for their interview schedules. Keep checking with them.

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  13. Good day MU,
    are those waiting for embassy interview included in the public charge.?
    Thank you

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  14. Why are there new 221G cases again? 😔

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  16. Good eve atty. Hope you are fine. Would just like to ask where hwra bill stand . Thanks atty.

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  17. HElllo atty!

    It seems that the US embassy continues to issue 221g and worse those who were approved on the spot are shown refused on CEAC after a few days? quite devastating.Any thoughts on this? thank you

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    1. They should contact their attorneys to see what their specific issues are

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  18. Are the 221g issues really resolved? Is it safe to go on the interview now?

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  19. Good day atty. What do u think about the percentage of approval of filed I-140? Is there still a lot of denial ? Thanks atty.

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  20. No - we are seeing very few denials

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