September Visa Bulletin out. No Surprises

The Department of State released the September Visa Bulletin today.  While there are no real surprises, below is a listing of the updated information on the new bulletin.

Family Based Immigrant Visa Numbers:

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of US Citizens (F1):  This are moved the most in the family category going from May 22, 2015 to September 15, 2016 for Worldwide numbers and China and India.  Mexico moved from March 8, 1995 to  March, 22 1995 and the Philippines moved from March22, 2005 to July 5, 2005.

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents (F2B):  Small movement forward from January 8, 2010 to February 5, 2010 for Worldwide numbers and India and China.  Mexico moved from September 8, 1995 to September 15, 1995.  The Philippines jumped forward, going from September 15, 2005 to December 1, 2005.

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents (F2A) and Siblings of US Citizens (F4): Neither category had any movement.

Employment Based Immigrant Visas:

1st Preference (including EA and OR):  No Movement.

2nd Preference (including NIW and some PERM cases): Worldwide numbers backlogged last month as the DOS has used up almost all 2nd Preference visas.  This remained the same for September, but it will go current again for Worldwide on October 1, 2016.  India made some good movement going from November 15, 2004 to February 22, 2005.

3rd Preference: Worldwide numbers progressed from March 15, 2016 to May 1, 2016.  China stayed at January 1, 2010.  India jumped forward in this category as well, going from November 8, 2004 to February 15, 2005. Lastly, the Philippines also jumped forward, going from May 15, 2009 to July 1, 2010.

If you have any questions leave a comment below or send me an email.  Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.



Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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