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  • Mo
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    Sunita

    I will keep you (and everyone else) posted with my case... I will file AOS by first week of January (suggested by an attorney) at the Columbus, Ohio District Office, which is in the area I currently reside. It takes about 10 - 12 months to get an interview here. Hopefully, things should work out smoothly.

    Thanks again.

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  • Sunita
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    Hi Mo, still celebrating,well I am happy for you but I would like to give you an example of what is happening to some relatives of mine in our country embassy.They have reach their priority date two months ago and to date have not recieved their appointment package so when they call the embassy they told them they had no available date to schedule an appointment.It is an F4 sponsership with their priority date of 22 August 1992.What I would like you to do is could you post on this board when you recieve your appointment package.I know you are in the US maybe you will hear from them sooner than my relatives who are out of the US.

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  • tkalush
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    Hi Mo
    Congratulations for surviving the long wait. Just out of curiosity why did it bother you that F2A was moving quicker than family first, is it that F2A moves at the expense of of the other one or what? I am asking because I am a beneficiary of F2A my priority date is August 2001 and I am in great agony now that there is a possibility these family categories will freeze

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  • Mo
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    The counting STOPS... my priority date became cuurent last night at the DOS visa bulletin site. Family 1st is now 22DEC00 for January 2005, I don't care about F2A anymore - it use to bother me see the F2A advance all the time, and see my F1 frozen forever.

    Time to celebrate and jump on to the next stage of getting the greencard.

    All those who are waiting, hang in there.... anything is possible.

    Good Luck

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  • Mo
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    Sunita

    Hang in there, I remember waiting for over 37 months. Your 37 weeks will soon change to matter of days, I will try to keep you posted with the DOS monthly bulletin regularly, if I get the chance to do so.

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  • Sunita
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    Thanks Mo I am in F3 category and they advance by 3 weeks I had forty weeks I now have thirty seven. I have seen you have less than a month to go.That's great for you.

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  • Mo
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    Hi Sunita... how you been?

    Here is a copy of the December 2004 Bulletin:

    All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
    Family
    1st 22NOV00 22NOV00 15JUL94 15OCT90
    2A* 01JUL00 01JUL00 22SEP97 01JUL00
    2B 22JUL95 22JUL95 01JAN92 22JUL95
    3rd 01DEC97 01DEC97 01JUL94 01JUN90
    4th 08OCT92 15FEB92 08OCT92 22SEP82


    Good Luck

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  • Sunita
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    Mo, where did you get the update I can seem to get from the website you listed they only have for November and needless to say I am anxious to see December Bulletin.

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  • Mo
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    Update: December 2004 Visa Bulletin

    The DOS updated their Visa Bulletin page couple of hours ago. There are some good news in most categories, some of you might be disappointed on how far the cut-off dates advanced in certain categories. The FY2005 hasn't started as well as FY2004 did, the question now is... will there be any retrogressions ahead as DOS predicted? - Let's hope there aren't any in the near future.

    As usual... I will update recent trends between the top two prefrences in the family categories (Family 1st and F2A). F2A has always been cruising smoothly for the past 18 months.

    March 2004: F1 (01OCT00), F2A (15MAY99), gap = 17.5 months.

    April 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15JUL99), gap = 15.25 months.

    May 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15OCT99), gap = 12.25 months.

    June 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (08DEC99), gap = 11.5 months.

    July 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (01MAR00), gap = 7.75 months.

    August 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15APR00), gap = 6.25 months.

    September 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15APR00), gap = 6.25 months. - *** No Change ***

    October 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (01MAY00), gap = 5.5 months.

    November 2004: F1 (01NOV00), F2A (01JUN00), gap = 5 months.

    December 2004: F1 (22NOV00), F2A (01JUL00), gap = 4.75 months.

    As of this bulletin, I have 25 days for my priority date to become current from the current F1 cut-off date.

    Good Luck Everyone.

    P.S. You can view other cut-off dates on the DOS website.

    http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/frv...incurrent.html

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  • Mo
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    traveler

    The source I quoted (murthy.com) suggested that there will be some forward movements in the family preference categories in the begining of FY2005, but cut-off dates could retrogress towards the end of the FY2005. If this is true, then my priority date could become current within FY2005, all I need is 46 days for F1 to advance for it's current cut-off.

    Good Luck

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  • traveler
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    So does this mean that although your priorty date is due, you will have to wait longer?????? What's the point in saying between 30 - 999 days?

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  • Mo
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    Heads-up on December 2004 Visa Bulletin:

    Source: http://murthy.com/bulletin.html#2

    Priority Date Retrogression Expected

    MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers recently were advised that priority dates will likely retrogress, or move backward, in both family and employment categories in 2005. The retrogression in employment-based categories could occur as early as January, according to the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The family retrogression is not expected until much later in the 2005 calendar year. More information is available on the topic of retrogression in our September 24, 2004 MurthyBulletin article, Priority Dates May Retrogress, available on MurthyDotCom. Since publication of that article we have received many questions on this topic and what it means in particular situations. Some questions and concerns are addressed here, with primary consideration given to employment-based cases, since retrogression of those cases is expected first.



    I hope good news comes to all who have been waiting in next month's Visa Bulletin update. The above statement sounds optimistic, but can't see how they made such prediction without DOS informing the general public too.

    46 days gap from the current F1 cut-off date and my priority date.

    Good Luck People!

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  • Mo
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    Ok, another update on this issue... I am little bit happy with movements occuring in Family 1st. I hope others are happy too. Family 2A is still advancing at an incredible rate compared to the rest.

    March 2004: F1 (01OCT00), F2A (15MAY99), gap = 17.5 months.

    April 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15JUL99), gap = 15.25 months.

    May 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15OCT99), gap = 12.25 months.

    June 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (08DEC99), gap = 11.5 months.

    July 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (01MAR00), gap = 7.75 months.

    August 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15APR00), gap = 6.25 months.

    September 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (15APR00), gap = 6.25 months. - *** No Change ***

    October 2004: F1 (22OCT00), F2A (01MAY00), gap = 5.5 months.

    November 2004: F1 (01NOV00), F2A (01JUN00), gap = 5 months.

    Good Luck and God Bless

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  • Sunita
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    Mo
    Thanks for posting the timeline.Needless to say i am disappointed.O.k so now I understand you need to continue your schooling.Well I am in a hurry too for I don't want my kids to age out or I will be stick with this immigration story for another decade to sponser unmarried kids with permanent residence.I don't even think I would want to come live in the US and leave my daughters here.I hope it does not have to come that.

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  • Mo
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    I am starting to doubt all my hopes in this country in the near future, especially getting a financial aid for my graduate program. Can this get any worse? - 5 years+ of waiting for just F1... and they consider this category to be the closest to this day.

    Here it is folks, the October 2004 Bulletin... I hope you don't share the headache with me.

    Family-Based: Worldwide India Mexico Philippines
    FB-1 10/22/00 10/22/00 03/22/93 08/15/90
    FB-2A 05/01/00 05/01/00 09/15/97 05/01/00
    FB-2B 07/01/95 07/01/95 11/22/91 07/01/95
    FB-3 10/22/97 10/22/97 10/15/92 04/01/90
    FB-4 08/15/92 11/01/91 08/15/92 05/22/82

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