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August 2009 Visa Bulletin // With Comments and Discussion

The August '09 Visa Bulletin

The August '09 Visa Bulletin

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  1. Pankaj
    August 11th, 2009 at 04:18 | #1

    Tutubear :- I guess F-3 will be 22nd November 2000. Tutubear, please let us know, when you received DS 230 form and paid visa fees. It will help us to predict PD.

  2. mt2644
    August 11th, 2009 at 06:56 | #2

    @Pinki
    The following data provided by Immigration services show number of family based immigrants allowed by law to receive green cards during any fiscal year.

    FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCES
    First: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.
    Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent
    Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, and any unused first preference numbers:
    A. Spouses and Children: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
    B. Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older): 23% of the overall second preference limitation.
    Third: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.
    Fourth: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.

    As the above data shows, F2A category has the most advantage and speed to advance every month when comparing number of visa numbers and applications on file to be processed.

    It was mentioned that the totals, in the following table, represent not only principal applicants or petition beneficiaries, but their spouses and children entitled to derivative status under INA 203(d) as well. This means that the number of F3 applications are not 484,230 but 242,115 at most since this category belongs to married children hence it should be divided by 2 to find the upper limit or highest possible number of applications. I read somewhere that for each applicant there should be a 1.5 people factored in for spouses and children. Now the number of applications reaches to about 200,000 for F3 category, considering the 1.5 factor, with only 23,000 limits allowed under the law. This number is very close to F1 with an exception that there is another limit for F3 category “derivatives” hence a slower movement compared to F1 category.

    Now a ratio analysis ought to explain the VB movement for each category. One needs to compare the number of available visa numbers to number of applications on hand and get a rough idea as to where he or she stands when it comes to predicting PD movement.

    F1: 228,787
    F2A: 322,212
    F2B: 481,726
    F3: 484,230
    F4: 1,206,397
    Total: 2,723,352

    You need to remember that 245(i) applications are not included. As I mentioned before, there are estimates floating around as to the total number of applications, FB and EB, filed under this law and it is believed to be anywhere from 250,000-500,000 at most.
    Say we have 300,000 applications filed in Family based category and if the above table is any indication of their ratio as oppose to general population of 2,723,352, we can add another 60,000 to our F3 category or another 24000 applications to the total number of applications and do the math once more. This gives me a 9.5 year of average wait time, give or take couple months, for F3 category at this point which is not that far off of the current wait times we are witnessing today.

  3. AB
    August 11th, 2009 at 07:07 | #3

    what does it mean 245(i) applications are not included is there any other qouta for them or how can they look for their time period ? please help on this

  4. mt2644
    August 11th, 2009 at 08:07 | #4

    @AB
    They are standing in line like anybody else. Immigration services just did not include them in the head count offered in March visa bulletin. Please try to access March visa bulletin and read the complete information offered first hand on their site.

  5. chita
    August 11th, 2009 at 13:25 | #5

    tutubear :
    hi chita i am pd nov 13th 2000. according to your calculation you said that if the f3 moved to nov 8 ,the cut off date will be on the 14th .so are you saying that my pd will be ready even though they didn’t touch to nov 15 th on the bulletin. or if i am wrong can you enlighten me a little more. it will be sad if they dont reach mine thank for your help

    If VB of F3 in Sep = 11/8 that means the qualified files w/PD from 11/1 to 11/7 get interview letter only. Your file w/PD 11/13/00 is in Group 2 will not become current in Sep

  6. August 11th, 2009 at 13:28 | #6

    Hi rose did your child, who is 21 get through?

  7. Pooyan
    August 11th, 2009 at 14:59 | #7

    My GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, F3 moved one month and half. F1 moved Five months and one week. Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Good luck everyone.

  8. Pooyan
    August 11th, 2009 at 15:30 | #8

    Family
    1st 15MAY03 15MAY03 15MAY03 01JAN91 22SEP93
    2A 15APR05 15APR05 15APR05 22DEC02 15APR05
    2B 01JUL01 01JUL01 01JUL01 15MAY92 01MAY98
    3rd 15DEC00 15DEC00 15DEC00 01JUL91 22SEP91
    4th 22FEB99 22FEB99 22FEB99 22SEP95 22OCT86

  9. Pooyan
    August 11th, 2009 at 15:31 | #9

    The above is for September 2009.

  10. Pooyan
    August 11th, 2009 at 15:33 | #10

    Be happy guys. 😉

  11. DJ
    August 11th, 2009 at 15:38 | #11

    SEPT 2009 visa bulletin is OUT.

  12. mt2644
    August 11th, 2009 at 15:52 | #12

    @Pooyan
    I am very happy to see such advancement. Make sure you let us know when you get your papers.

  13. AB
    August 11th, 2009 at 16:05 | #13

    @mt2644
    Thanx for the information…

  14. August 11th, 2009 at 17:10 | #14

    Do any body know some one, who was file with f3,and is over 21 get through?

  15. August 11th, 2009 at 17:12 | #15

    Pooyan, let’s thank God, I am happy with you

  16. chita
    August 12th, 2009 at 04:59 | #16

    be happy for wrong predict. hope that i will make more like that.

  17. August 22nd, 2009 at 13:24 | #17

    to chim

    im also at f3 category.My pd is Nov 27 91.ask ko lang kung nakatanggap ka ng notice frm NVC? I’VE SPOKEN TO MAM MEPHIL wid same categ pd sept28 ’91 pero nakatangap na sya ng ds3032, pero sa iyo hndi pa, why? this is my number 09293953671 or cal me at (077)6703926.
    wait for your comment!!!

  18. maymaganda
    August 27th, 2009 at 09:09 | #18

    i am also F2B my PD is 30 july 2005, i have already recieved a notice of approval by NVC and US embassy manila, but dont know when to be curren. they told me just wait until there is available visa..

  19. jodiaz
    September 13th, 2009 at 16:35 | #19

    we are in the F3 category,my pd is on mar91,is there any problem if in case death of the petitioner?

  20. jodiaz
    September 13th, 2009 at 16:39 | #20

    sorry i mean mar92 not mar91

  21. juicy
    September 17th, 2009 at 14:18 | #21

    i am an f1 category, but it seems moving like a frog guys

  22. lester punzalan
    October 7th, 2009 at 05:28 | #22

    ask ku po nka pag submit na po ako ng ds 230.. gaanu po ba katagal bagu ma sked for interview sa manila? cinu pu ba nka subok na tnx po pls reply

  23. lester punzalan
    October 7th, 2009 at 05:34 | #23

    ask ku po nka pag submit na po ako ng ds 230.. gaanu po ba katagal bagu ma sked for interview sa manila? cinu pu ba nka subok na tnx po pls reply
    pls pu help

  24. lester punzalan
    October 7th, 2009 at 05:36 | #24

    ask ku po nka pag submit na po ako ng ds 230.. gaanu po ba katagal bagu ma sked for interview sa manila?

  25. October 7th, 2009 at 05:39 | #25

    pa help pu nka pag submit npo aku ng ds 230 sa us embacy gaanu pu ako katagal mag hihintay para sa interview ku? salamat po,pls reply po

  26. pritesh
    October 17th, 2009 at 11:42 | #26

    hi all f3 now good news all march 2002.nvc all documents are sent.now fast,,,,,,fast,,,,,

  27. carlos brown
    October 17th, 2009 at 23:22 | #27

    hello every one especially my f3 friends i have completed my medical and waiting for the 20 of Oct for my visa interview i will tell you all how the interview went wish me luck

  28. denise
    October 18th, 2009 at 13:09 | #28

    Carlos
    I pray you God Blessing, I trust every thing will be okey

  29. January 4th, 2010 at 05:32 | #29

    My sister filed for myself and my children. We received approval in February 2009. My daughter turned 21 before the approval date but she was filed for since she was 14. Will she get a visa the same time with myself and the younger children.

  30. ettener
    May 7th, 2010 at 11:29 | #30

    @Venancio
    hello po ask ko lng po kung ns u.s na po kyo

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