The June 2013 visa bulletin was released today. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for:
For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A preference has advanced 100 days to priority date (PD) 8 June 2011. F2B preference advanced 55 days with PD at 8 July 2005; No movement in F4 category leaving PD at 1 May 2001; EB2 is current and, and EB3 advances 276 days to 1 September 2008 (that is 9 months!!).
For India only: F2A preference has advanced 100 days to priority date (PD) 8 June 2011. F2B preference advanced 55 days with PD at 8 July 2005; No movement in F4 category leaving PD at 1 May 2001; Still no movement in EB2 leaving PD at 1 September 2004. EB3 advances 18 days to 8 January 2003.
The Visa Bulletin mentions below that EB3 has specific reasons for advancing so much. Read below excerpt. Good news seems to be soon followed by bad news. In this case, there is caution for retrogression or no movement on EB3 in the coming months. So let’s make the most of the good news. If you are able to file your adjustment petition, then waste no time and file your petition!
D. EMPLOYMENT THIRD PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY
The Employment-based Third preference category cut-off date for most countries has advanced significantly for a second month in a row. This recent movement of the dates is not indicative of what can be expected in the future. Rapid forward movement of cut-off dates is often followed by a dramatic increase in demand for numbers within three to six months. Once such demand begins to materialize the cut-off date movement will begin to slow, or even stop for a period of time.
We will update you on any other relevant news if and when available and will report on the July 2013 visa bulletin in due course.
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