Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Visa Bulletin - April 2011


Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | , , , ,


April 2011 Visa Bulletin was released today. Little movement for Family-Based categories. We expect more retrogression for Family-Based F-1 and F-2A category in coming months. For Employment-Based category, EB-3 overall saw some movement in cut-off dates for each country. EB2 is current for all other countries except India and China. EB2-India did not see any movement. EB2-China progressed to 22 July 2006. EB1, EB4 and EB5 are still current.

Family-Based

Family 1st – retrogressed for most countries;

Family 2A – most countries advanced to April 2007; Mexico advanced to July 2006.

Family 2B – world numbers stalled at April 2003; Mexico saw no movement and Philippines advances to December 1999.

Family 3rd – most countries advanced to March 2001; Philippines advances by nine months to Novemeber 1992; Mexico retrogresses advances to 08 November 1992.

Family 4th – most countries stalled at January or February 2000; Philippines stalled at 08 March 1988; Mexico advances three weeks to February 1996.

RETROGRESSION OF FAMILY PREFERENCE CUT-OFF DATES

Continued heavy applicant demand for numbers in the Family First (F1) preference category has required the retrogression of the Worldwide, China-mainland born, and India cut-off date for the month of April.

Further retrogressions cannot be ruled out should demand continue at the current levels for some categories and countries.

Employment-Based

Employment 1st – still current in all categories

Employment 2nd – no movement for India; two week improvement for China (22July 2006) and still stalled for India (8 May 2006).

Employment 3rd – Eb3 saw overall movement for each country and category

Employment 4th – still current in all categories

Employment 5th – still current in all categories









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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

CM ,

When do you expect the next I-485 Inventory Report to be out???any date ?

Thank you as always!

CM said...

I do not know. But it should be coming out soon. I would guess around 5th April 2011. Fingers crossed. It is gonna shed lots of light on fate of EB2-India.


Anonymous said...

CM ,

When do you expect the next I-485 Inventory Report to be out???any date ?

Thank you as always!

Anonymous said...

CM ,

When do you expect the next I-485 Inventory Report to be out???any date ?

Thank you as always!

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