Jump to content
H93

Confused with priority date

8 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I’m trying to help a friend figure out how long it would be to bring their married son and children over. The priority date is Janruary 31 2007 and it’s a F3 category in Yemen.

i calculated this into this site I found and it said it would be another 8 year wait but on the visa bulletin it says they’re already on Jan. 8, 2007

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The current PD (as of tomorrow) for F3 (married son/daughter of a USC and their derivatives) is June 15th, 2006. The Jan. 8, 2007 date is the dates for filing, which is a little different. You may submit documents to NVC based on that chart, but the interview and visa cannot be issued until the PD is current on the Final Action Dates table.

 

The issue is that the Priority Dates on the visa bulletin are very unpredictable. Sometimes they may advance 12 months in a year and sometimes they may advance only a couple months in a year. This year it has only advanced 1.5 months thus far. Historically, it's varied from ~4-8 months on average.

I'm not sure where the 8 year estimate came from, but it's probably another year or so until it's current. It could be in a couple months, or it could be longer...you just need to keep checking the bulletin. It all depends on how many people in front of you (and the number of derivatives they have) actually get a visa.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/30/2018 at 3:47 PM, geowrian said:

The current PD (as of tomorrow) for F3 (married son/daughter of a USC and their derivatives) is June 15th, 2006. The Jan. 8, 2007 date is the dates for filing, which is a little different. You may submit documents to NVC based on that chart, but the interview and visa cannot be issued until the PD is current on the Final Action Dates table.

 

The issue is that the Priority Dates on the visa bulletin are very unpredictable. Sometimes they may advance 12 months in a year and sometimes they may advance only a couple months in a year. This year it has only advanced 1.5 months thus far. Historically, it's varied from ~4-8 months on average.

I'm not sure where the 8 year estimate came from, but it's probably another year or so until it's current. It could be in a couple months, or it could be longer...you just need to keep checking the bulletin. It all depends on how many people in front of you (and the number of derivatives they have) actually get a visa.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html

Thank you for your reply.

Does NVC tell us when the next step happens. What is the need of consistently checking the visa bulletin?

(not being sassy, genuinely wondering)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is Yemen on the travel ban?

 

There is no point in checking the VB all the time, some people like to do so.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Is Yemen on the travel ban?

 

There is no point in checking the VB all the time, some people like to do so.

Yes it is on the travel ban.

But cases are moving along nonetheless. 

 

Another question.

The grandson of the petitioner who is listed in this petition just recently married a US citizen.

Can she file for him or how does this work?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course she can, he will be a CR1 like you.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×