The March 2014 visa bulletin was released today. There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward again – this time by 3 months. F2A for ALL countries has not moved but Mexico sees retrogression. Relevant section from the visa bulletin is copied below. Our usual commentary is here:
Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for:
For ALL countries except Mexico: F2A preference remains the same as last few months with PD for all countries at 8 September 2013 and for Mexico see retrogression with PD at 15 April 2012.
For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 56 days with PD at 1 September 2006; F4 category advances 18 days to PD at 8 November 2001; EB2 is current and, and EB3 has forward movement with PD jumping again 3 months to 1 September 2012.
For India only: F2B preference advanced 56 days with PD at 1 September 2006; F4 category advances 18 days to PD at 8 November 2001;
There is still no movement in EB2 and EB3 preference advances 14 days.
If your priority date is current, especially in the EB3 All Countries category, congratulations! We hope you file your petition in due course!
We will report on the April 2014 visa bulletin when it is released.
Below is copy text from the Visa Bulletin re. F2A for Mexico and future visa-availability news.
D. MEXICO VISA AVAILABILITY
MEXICO F2A: Continued heavy demand in the Mexico F2A category has resulted in the retrogression of this cut-off date to hold number use within the annual numerical limit.
It should be noted that there are many applicants with priority dates which are earlier than any listed cut-off dates. A cut-off date does not mean that everyone with a priority date before such date has already processed their case to conclusion, and received a visa.
E. VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)
F1: Two to four weeks
F2A: No forward movement is expected
F2B: Four to seven weeks
F3: Four to six weeks
F4: Two or three weeks
EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)
Employment First: Current
China: Three to five weeks
India: No forward movement
Worldwide: This cut-off date has been advanced over four and one half years since last spring in an effort to generate new demand. After such a rapid advance of a cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, can be expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it could have a significant impact on this cut-off date situation. Little, if any forward movement of this cut-off date is likely during the next few months.
China: Will remain at the worldwide date
India: Little if any movement
Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date
Philippines: Three to six weeks
Employment Fourth: Current
Employment Fifth: Current
The above projections for the Family and Employment categories are for what is likely to happen during each of the next several months based on current applicant demand patterns. Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that “corrective” action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits. The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables. Unless indicated, those categories with a “Current” projection will remain so for the foreseeable future.