The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the Visa Bulletin for August 2017. The Visa Bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant visas during a specific month and includes Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing Applications, indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified by DOS to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. Click here for more information on how to read the Visa Bulletin.
For the month of August, the bulletin also includes notes regarding the oversubscription of several employment-based second preference categories. Specifically, those in the WORLDWIDE, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO and PHILIPPINES Employment-based Second (E2) Preference Categories will be affected. This means longer visa processing wait times for those affected. Click here for more information about long visa wait times.
USCIS has also released When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas for August 2017, to help applicants determine when to file their adjustment of status applications. According to USCIS, family-based and employment-based applicants may use the Final Action Dates chart on the August 2017 Visa Bulletin to determine when to file their applications.
I'm affected by this development. What should I do?
If you are one of those affected by this visa retrogression (when visa priority dates move backward due to oversubscription), you should speak with an experienced attorney to help you plan, create an overall immigration strategy, and explain how this development will affect your case. Contact us, we are here to help!
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