Visa Bulletins

As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), We listen to each of our client’s needs, analyze the overall situation and find the best solution for our clients.

Bulletin Information:

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Visa Bulletin March 2014

AILA Doc. No. 14021061.

  • DOS Visa Bulletin for March 2014. Mexico F-2A retrogressed to 4/15/12 from 9/1/13 due to continued heavy demand. March visa bulletin also includes projected visa availability for the coming months for both family and employment-based categories.

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Visa Bulletin February 2014

AILA Doc. No. 14010940

  • This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during February 2014.Allocations were made, to the  extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by January 8th. Mexico F-2B retrogressed to 5/1/93 (from 4/1/94) due to extremely heavy demand. Further retrogression has not been ruled out and Mexico F-2A may also require retrogression in the coming months.

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Visa Bulletin January 2014

AILA Doc. No. 13121660

  • This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January 2014.Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by December 11th.

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Visa Bulletin December 2013

AILA Doc. No. 12110758.

  • This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December 2013.Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by November 7th.

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Visa Bulletin November 2013

AILA Doc. No. 13101043.

  • This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November 2013.Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by October 9th.

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Visa Bulletin October 2013

AILA Doc. No. 13091044

  • In the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), section 201 sets an annual minimum family-sponsored preference limit of 226,000.  The annual employment-based preference immigrants is at least 140,000.   Section 202 sets that the per-country limit for preference immigrants is set at 7% of the total annual family-sponsored and employment-based preference limits, i.e., 25,620.

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Visa Bulletin September 2013

AILA Doc. No. 13081312

  • The fiscal year 2013 limit for family-sponsored preference immigrants determined in accordance with Section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality  Act (INA) is 226,000. The fiscal year 2013 limit for employment-based preference immigrants calculated under INA 201 is 158,466.  Section 202 prescribes that the per-country limit for preference immigrants is set at 7% of the total annual family-sponsored and employment-based preference limits, i.e., 26,913 for FY-2013. The dependent area limit is set at 2%, or 7,689. INA Section 203(e) provides that family-sponsored and employment-based  preference visas be issued to eligible immigrants in the order in which a  petition in behalf of each has been filed.

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