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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mexico Family (FB-2) and EB-3 Categories Jump Forward - October 2014 State Department Visa Bulletin Released



The US State Department new Visa Bulletin has been released (see Visa Bulletin). The preference category movements were not as rapid as last month, but there were movements forward for relatives of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residences, as well for Employment based categories.

October 2014 saw the strong movements forward for the Family Based 2nd Preference (A and B) for Spouses, Children and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Mexican Lawful Permanent Residents.

Also the Employment Based Third Preference saw a 6 month jump for all countries except high migration countries, China jumped 5 months forward, and Mexico and the Philippines also moved 6 months forward. The "EB-3 Other Workers" was the same, except that there was no movement in the China category.


Family Based Preference Categories
  • Family Based First Preference (FB-1)
    • From all areas except those below: 3 weeks forward
    • China: 3 weeks forward
    • India: 3 weeks forward
    • Mexico: 3 weeks forward
    • Philippines: 4 weeks forward 
  • Family Based Second Preference (FB-2)
  • FB-2A:
    • From all areas except those below: 4 weeks forward
    • China: 4 weeks forward
    • India:4 weeks forward
    • Mexico: 3 months forward
    • Philippines: 4 weeks forward
  • FB-2B:
    • From all areas except those below: 4 weeks forward
    • China: 4 weeks forward
    • India: 4 weeks forward
    • Mexico: 2 1/2 months forward
    • Philippines: 2 weeks forward
  • Family Based Third Preference (FB-3)
    • From all areas except those below: 2 weeks forward
    • China: 2 weeks forward
    • India: 2 weeks forward
    • Mexico: 1 week forward
    • Philippines: 1 week forward
  • Family Based Third Preference (FB-4)
    • From all areas except those below: 3 weeks forward
    • China: 3 weeks forward
    • India: 3 weeks forward
    • Mexico: 1 week forward
    • Philippines: 3 weeks forward


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Employment Based Preference Categories


  • Employment Based First Preference (EB-1): All categories Current
  • Employment Based Second Preference (EB-2): All current, except:
    • China: 5 weeks forward
    • India: No movement
  • Employment Based Third Preference (EB-3):
  • 3rd: 
    • All others: 6 months forward!
    • China: 5 months forward!
    • India: 1 week forward
    • Mexico: 6 month forward!
    • Philippines: 6 months forward!
  • Other workers:
    • All others: 6 months forward!
    • China: No movement
    • India:1 week forward
    • Mexico: 6 months forward!
    • Philippines: 6 months forward!
  • Employment Based Fourth Preference (EB-4): All categories Current
  • Employment Based Fifth Preference (EB-5): All categories Current


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    Friday, September 5, 2014

    September 2014 EB-5 Immigrant Investor Processing Times Released by USCIS



    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) released the September 2014 average processing times for EB-5 Immigrant Investor related applications.

    USCIS decision making time for I-526 and I-829 Applications have been slightly decreasing every month. However, decision regarding the awarding of Regional Center designation has increased. This may be likely do to the increased number of applicants, and increased scrutiny by USCIS.

    • Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur): 13.3 Months. This is a decrease of .1 of a month.
    • Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions): 7.6 Months. This is another monthly decrease in adjudication time of .8 of a month
    • Form I-924 (Application for Regional Center): 7.1 Months. This is another monthly increase in time, this time for 1.7 months from last months adjudication time.
    To make sure that your application is adjudicated in the fastest time possible, make sure to hire an immigration attorney that is experienced in filing EB-5 Petitions. Errors or mistakes in the documentation will lead to extended review periods and Requests for Evidence (RFE) by USCIS that will cause additional delays.

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