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Hi,

 

I think it is best to open a thread for all 2016 filers, rather than month by month with very little activity and spread information.

 

Based on latest prognoses of the Visa bulletin is supposed to move about 3 weeks each months in the next couple of months.

If this trend continues, F2A Visa wait times for people who have filed in 2016 seems to be about 2 years to 2.5 years. 

This is drastically up from previous 1.5 years wait time. While no one can accurately predict the VB, current movement points

to a longer wait than in the past 2 years. Still historically 2-2.5 years is low, there have been often wait times of 3-4 years in the past.

Oppenheimer:  "Movements in the family-based Final Action Dates may start to slow in the second half of the fiscal year. Updated projections will appear in the next Visa Bulletin. "

 

F2A 2016 filers who received their NO2 - please post your current status in this forum - we want to know how long your NO2 took and where it was filed!

 

https://immigrationview.foxrothschild.com/immigrant-visas/

 

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Edited by Michael2017

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2 hours ago, Michael2017 said:

Wait time for F2A seem to go to 2 to 2.5 years for 2016 filers :(

Read attached... Further slowdown in second half of 2017 expected.

Oppenheimer.jpg

 

3 hours ago, Michael2017 said:

Hi,

 

I think it is best to open a thread for all 2016 filers, rather than month by month with very little activity and spread information.

 

Based on latest prognoses of the Visa bulletin is supposed to move about 3 weeks each months in the next couple of months.

If this trend continues, F2A Visa wait times for people who have filed in 2016 seems to be about 2 years to 2.5 years. 

This is drastically up from previous 1.5 years wait time. While no one can accurately predict the VB, current movement points

to a longer wait than in the past 2 years. Still historically 2-2.5 years is low, there have been often wait times of 3-4 years in the past.

Oppenheimer:  "Movements in the family-based Final Action Dates may start to slow in the second half of the fiscal year. Updated projections will appear in the next Visa Bulletin. "

 

F2A 2016 filers who received their NO2 - please post your current status in this forum - we want to know how long your NO2 took and where it was filed!

 

https://immigrationview.foxrothschild.com/immigrant-visas/

 

Oppenheimer.jpg

Wow, thank you very much for this info. I had a feeling F2A was going to be moving at a rate of 3 weeks per month, based on the last year's projections (it moved 250 days last year). It's certainly disappointing news though, 2-3 months more of waiting can make a big difference :(:( 

Edited by AnnaMBoros

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The above bill, which is a "wish list of trump" actually cancels all Family Based Immigration except 

- Spouses and children of LPR and USC

This means, Trump also supports F2A category immigrants. The diversity lottery would be cancelled.

 

Are there good news?

 

1. Yes, this means F2A Visas seem secured for the future.

2. There are rumors that the visa bulletin would be cancelled and any F2A visa application from LPR would be current immediately, just like for a USC.

 

My personal opinion is that the bill will not pass as there are wings in the GOP who want more immigration, but it is nice to see the F2A seems not under discussion under the new administration!

 

 

 

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This part of the Visa bulletin of April is actually quite good news for us.

1. The VB moved 4 weeks not 3 weeks as initially projected

2. There is currently low demand, but, they keep the F2A moving at steady speed

while working on rapid F4 speed up

3. They will, at more demand, keep the F2A moving still steady, but halt the F4.

Seeing this, we can count on steady movements in the next couple of months:

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D.  RAPID MOVEMENT IN WORLDWIDE FAMILY FOURTH
     PREFERENCE CATEGORY

Despite the forward movement of the final action dates, the level of demand and resulting number use in several Family preferences has been below expectations.  This lower than expected demand has resulted in advancement of the April Worldwide Family Fourth Preference date at a pace that covers the period of several months projected in the March Visa Bulletin’s “Visa Availability in the Coming Months”.  This action will allow the overall desired allocation level of number use for and through April to be met.  There are signs that demand in the other categories will increase in the coming months, resulting in the higher monthly allocation totals required to allow number use to reach those desired levels.  The Fourth Preference date will then be held for a period of time while the anticipated monthly allocation levels in those other preferences increase, without drastically altering overall workload patterns.

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3 hours ago, Michael2017 said:

This part of the Visa bulletin of April is actually quite good news for us.

1. The VB moved 4 weeks not 3 weeks as initially projected

2. There is currently low demand, but, they keep the F2A moving at steady speed

while working on rapid F4 speed up

3. They will, at more demand, keep the F2A moving still steady, but halt the F4.

Seeing this, we can count on steady movements in the next couple of months:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

D.  RAPID MOVEMENT IN WORLDWIDE FAMILY FOURTH
     PREFERENCE CATEGORY

Despite the forward movement of the final action dates, the level of demand and resulting number use in several Family preferences has been below expectations.  This lower than expected demand has resulted in advancement of the April Worldwide Family Fourth Preference date at a pace that covers the period of several months projected in the March Visa Bulletin’s “Visa Availability in the Coming Months”.  This action will allow the overall desired allocation level of number use for and through April to be met.  There are signs that demand in the other categories will increase in the coming months, resulting in the higher monthly allocation totals required to allow number use to reach those desired levels.  The Fourth Preference date will then be held for a period of time while the anticipated monthly allocation levels in those other preferences increase, without drastically altering overall workload patterns.

will f2a move at the pace now it is going or it will go fast? 

 

I aged out this month. But I have still 5 months extra processing time ( the time USCIS took for processing my aapplication)

 

Disappointment for me as my petition will move to f2b.

Edited by Talha282

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Earlier, they projected 3 weeks/1 month. Recently they project 1 months/1 months. Therefore, it seems to go 33% faster as expected. If all goes well, we can expect next 3 months or so, a movement of 1 months. F2B is a total different story, sorry for that.

Edited by Michael2017

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3 minutes ago, Michael2017 said:

Earlier, they projected 3 weeks/1 month. Recently they project 1 months/1 months. Therefore, it seems to go 33% faster as expected. If all goes well, we can expect next 3 months or so, a movement of 1 months.

It will not help me to stay on F2A right?

PD- 11 APR 2016

AGE OUT - 01 MAR 2017

Edited by Talha282

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@Michael 

any advice on why the Date of Filing is stuck on Nov 15. I don't think this date has moved in ~8 months?

 

Can F2a visa dates  become currrent this year?

Edited by kdzephyr

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Hi,

 

Well, It looks like that NVC has enough work and this is the reason. However, this does not delay the process, and I prefer the nvc date being close to the embassy interview date. Why? So most properly your AOS will not be totally changed till your interview as it is so close. So, this date not moving is not that bad at all.

 

I don`t think that F2A will become current in 2017, there is no indication for that. In fact there is risk that it will get longer by about 20-25%, and avoiding this would be already a great thing.

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Hi Michael

 

I'm a PR and my spouse is outside the country PD is 28 May 2016.

If the date of filing became current would she be eligible to file for EAD/AP so that she can travel to me ?

 

 

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