October 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary

by

Tahmina Watson








visa-passport blog picThe October 2013 visa bulletin was released yesterday. Here’s the pertinent information most of my readers are looking for:


For ALL countries including India and China: F2A preference retrogressed 1 day only to Sept. 8, 2013.  That is better than what my expectations were!


For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 15 days days with PD at 1 March 2006;  F4 category advances 18 days to PD at 8 August 2001;  EB2 is current and, and EB3  has no movement with PD remaining at 1 July 2010 (you may recall there was a huge jump of 547 days last month).


For India only: F2B preference advanced 15 days days with PD at 1 March 2006;  F4 category advances 18 days to PD at 8 August 2001; EB2 has no movement (remember the 167 jump last month?) leaving PD at 15 June 2008 and EB3 has no movement either (remember big jump of 244 days last month?) leaving PD at 22 Sept 2003.


Reminder that October is the beginning of the fiscal year.  We will write about the November 2013 Visa Bulletin when it is released in due course.




Originally posted on the Watson Immigration Law Blog. Reprinted with permission.





About The Author







Tahmina Watson is an immigration attorney and founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle Washington. She was a practicing barrister in London, UK, before immigrating to the United States herself. While her practice includes family-based and employment-based immigration, she has a strong focus on immigrant entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She can be contacted at tahmina@watsonimmigrationlaw.com. You can visit www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com to learn about Tahmina and her practice.







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