January 2014 Visa Bulletin Commentary

by

Tahmina Watson






The January 2014 visa bulletin was released today. There are no signficant changes except EB3 All Countries jumps forward 184 days (about 6 months!). F2A has not moved (no retrogression) yet. 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 month with PD for all countries at 8 September 2013 and for Mexico only at 1 September 2013.


For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2B preference advanced 30 days with PD at 1 June6; F4 category advances 24 days to PD at 1October 2001; EB2 is current and, and EB3 has SIGNIFICANT movement with PD JUMPING ALMOST 6 months to 1 April 2012.


For India only: F2B preference advanced 30 days with PD at 1 June6; F4 category advances 24 days to PD at 1October 2001;


There is no movement in EB2 and EB3 preference categories at this time.


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 February 2014 visa bulletin when it is released.


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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