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May 2015 Visa Bulletin

  • POSTED: May 16, 2015
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  • POSTED BY: LawrenceGruner

May 2015 Visa Bulletin

Under U.S. law, unless the family member is an “immediate relative”, there are annual limits on the number of foreign family members who can obtain their green card. (Immigrant visas to “immediate relatives” are unlimited and are always available.  You do not need to use the visa bulletin to check on wait times if your relative is an “immediate relative”. An Immediate relative is a Spouse of a U.S. Citizen; an unmarried child under 21 of a U.S. Citizen; or a parent of a U.S. Citizen if the U.S. Citizen is over 21.)

Because demand for green cards is greater than the supply of available green cards there is a backlog of petitions and a waiting list for a visa.  Your relatives place in this line is based on his category (preference category) and  priority date. When your relative’s priority date is current he can apply for his visa to come to the United States.  You can find this priority date at the top of your I-130 approval notice.

The visa bulletin is issued every month.  This guide will inform us if a visa is immediately available for your family member.

Simply look and see in which sub-category your family member belongs.  You can then see that the expected wait time will be for your family member to obtain their visa.  If the sub-category says “C” that is very good news.  It means that a visa is immediately available for your family member.

For an in-depth review of the wait times please visit

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-october-2014.html

 

Here is a summary of the current wait times:

 

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES

F1                             15 Aug 2007                                                      15 Aug 2007              15 Aug 07 08 Nov94  01Feb05

F2A                           01 Sep 2013                                                      01 Sep 2013               01 Sep 13  08 Aug 13   01 Sep 13

F2B                           15 Sep 2008                                                     15 Sep 2008              15 Sep 08  01 Apr95     22Apr 04

F3                             22 Feb 2004                                                     22 Feb 2004             22 Feb 04  15 Apr94    15Aug 93

F4                            01 Aug 2002                                                     01 Aug 2002              01 Aug02  15 Jul97      22 Oct 91

 

Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Attorney  a Sacramento Immigration Lawyer and a fiancé visa attorney.  He has over 20 years of experience handling Immigration cases. He handles cases in California, throughout the United States and the World.  He may be reached at 916-760-7270 or 888-801-6558.  He would be happy to talk to you, free of charge, about your case.

May 2015 Visa Bulletin
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