Visa Bulletin Outlook for 2009/2010

The Department of State Visa Office has made several predictions regarding the movement of priority dates for the remainder of 2009 and beyond.  These predictions include the following:

  1. Regarding the EB1 category, all countries are expected to remain current for 2009 but this is expected to change in 2010 for India and possible China due to high demand
  2. Regarding the EB2 category, retrogression for India and China is expected to worsen for India and China.  Both countries are expected to become unavailable in August or September 2009.
  3. Regarding the EB3 category, EB3 wordwide and for China, India, Mexico and Philippines are expected to reamin unavailable for the remainder of the fiscal year.  In October, it is likely the priority dates will be March 1, 2003 for EB3 worldwide, China will be March 1, 2003, India will be November 1, 2001 and Mexico will be March 1, 2003.
  4. Regarding the EB4 category, it is expected to be current for the remainder of the fiscal year but a cut off date will likely be established in FY2010.
  5. Finally, for the EB5 category, it is expected to remain current for the foreseeable future though there is higher demand in this category.
Posted on June 13, 2009 at 11:37 am by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
In: EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, EB5, Visa Bulletin · Tagged with: , , , , ,

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  1. Written by sabby
    on June 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Any predictions for Nov 2009??

    How may EB3/ROW people can there really be with a PD less than or equal to 3/1/05….?

  2. Written by sabby
    on June 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I mean to say:

    Any predictions for Nov 2009??

    How may EB3/ROW people can there really be with a PD less than or equal to 3/1/03….?

  3. Written by Hiba
    on July 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I have a family member in mexico in EB3 her date is July 95. With what you said does that mean that her date will come before october ?

  4. Written by helena
    on August 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I just need to know when they are going to open the greencard applications. My PD is Aug 2007 but I still need to apply for I-485? Last time they opened the applications was in july 2007, shouldn’t it open now anytime soon?
    THank you

  5. Written by babin
    on September 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Bogus prediction… most of these predictions are really -110% true..

    look at EB2 India dates

  6. Written by chithra
    on October 15, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Im from India and my priority date is 2005 ,september 28. when my visa will be available?

  7. Written by Mani
    on October 20, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    For India … sorry but forget it … if you notice the visa bulletin movement trend here: you will give up on hoping… I’ve been in the queue for almost a decade now (EB3/PD JUL-2003)

  8. Written by punit
    on November 28, 2009 at 1:29 am

    hi my priority date is feb 2002 when will i get a call from us consulate if any one can guide pls guide me


  9. Written by kevin
    on December 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    i wont to about my priority date is 2001 for my brother sponer me and i am from india

  10. Written by aqsa
    on December 16, 2009 at 4:33 am

    what will be bulletin of 2011?

  11. Written by pema
    on March 17, 2010 at 5:04 am

    hi my priority date is jan 2001 for my sister sponsor me and my brother and sister and i am from india could u plise any idae when will i get call from america visa,

  12. Written by Tom
    on April 21, 2010 at 12:07 am

    so all the predictions on this site were wrong. that is the problem, you cannot predict anything with government because if they don’t have to do anything they won’t- they are not pro-active. it is a state job…

  13. Written by asma
    on June 9, 2010 at 4:08 am

    any body tell me what is preority date and my sister sponsor me 2007 and what time proses iam from pakistan

  14. Written by melvin c.mendez
    on September 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I wanto to know if when is the exact time to process the visa even we are in the current priority date.pls help me

  15. Written by Emmanuel
    on September 20, 2010 at 1:34 am

    I am haven five year USA b2/b1 visa and currently in USA, but at the immigration i was given 6months to stay in USA out of my five year visa. Now my 6months duration will be due on the 15th of November 2010 and i am a Ghanaian, but currently haven indefinite residence in Italy. Can I just go to Canada and re-enter into the USA after my 6month stay given to me by USA immigration?

  16. Written by sankar
    on October 19, 2010 at 11:50 am

    my pd date september 13 2004

  17. Written by sankar
    on October 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    my i140 was approve in september 13 2004

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