Thursday, February 9th, 2017

EB2 India and China Visa Retrogression Likely in May


"In a March 22, 2012 meeting with Charlie Oppenheim, the Department of State Visa Chief informed Mr. Ware that visa retrogression in the Employment-Based 2nd preference category for nationals of India and China is likely in May.  Mr. Oppenheim now predicts that EB2 India and China priority dates will retrogress to 8/15/2007 for the May Visa Bulletin.  This is a significant change from Mr. Oppenheim’s January prediction that the Department of State (DOS) would likely hold priority dates in the coming summer and then retrogress or advance it if needed, and may indicate an increase in filing beyond DOS expectations." - David Ware, Mar. 23, 2012.

"The Department of State’s point man on the Visa Bulletin has