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God knows what's going on ... everyone is clueless, this has never seen or experienced in the history of US immigration. Just be positive and try to be calm and relax, I am also one of the frustrated people like you. Eagerly, I am checking CEAC website, visajourney and Facebook F2A page thousand times a day ... in a hope that one day some NVC or Mumbai Consulate official will think about us and show some mercy on us .... God help us all.   

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Hi All,

 

I found below from July 2019 Visa Bulletin. What does this mean?

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-july-2019.html

 

D.  FAMILY-SPONSORED SECOND PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY

F2A: This category has become "Current" for July, and is expected to remain so through September. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the large amount of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers under the annual limit.  

Once large numbers of F2A applicants do begin to have their cases brought to final action, it will be necessary to establish a date in an effort to control number use within the annual limit.  Therefore, readers should be aware that this “Current” status will not continue indefinitely, but it is not possible to say at present how soon corrective action will be required.

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2 hours ago, JainT said:

Hi All,

 

I found below from July 2019 Visa Bulletin. What does this mean?

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-july-2019.html

 

D.  FAMILY-SPONSORED SECOND PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY

F2A: This category has become "Current" for July, and is expected to remain so through September. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the large amount of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers under the annual limit.  

Once large numbers of F2A applicants do begin to have their cases brought to final action, it will be necessary to establish a date in an effort to control number use within the annual limit.  Therefore, readers should be aware that this “Current” status will not continue indefinitely, but it is not possible to say at present how soon corrective action will be required.

First stage:

I-130 files at USCIS, for example: 100 petitions. 

 

Second stage:

Approved petitions received by NVC, let’s assume outta 100, 70 approved petitions are received by NVC and assigned case numbers to them for further process.

 

Third stage:

Consular processing completed by 40 outta 70 cases with DQ notification. 

Only DQ cases are eligible to get an interview abroad once their PD is current.

 

As per the para you refer above states that NVC has very low numbers of DQ cases as of right now, and we all know why this happened bcoz till PD Dec 16 cases were approved in just 6-7 months time after filing with USCIS sometime back in year 2017. After those bulk approvals, USCIS did not touch any case whatsoever for very very long time.

 

Then, suddenly they start approving 2017 PDs petitions early this year and the backlog was so great that now California service center has start sharing the work load with other service centers as well. And people are getting approvals on daily basis nowadays even dec 17 got approved recently. Looks like they are about complete all 2017 cases in next few months and 2018 cases will start getting approvals soon.

 

So, basically it’s a series of events (I-130 to NVC to DQ to IL) which are dependent on each other extensively. 

 

Though, there are lot of cases are waiting for IL with DQ status right now. I think but I’m not sure just trying to be optimist here, that NVC is planning to pile up all DQ cases by the end of this year i.e. Sept 2019 to plan the numbers, effectively. And the PD will be retrogressed in October VB for sure and that PD will be more correct with calculated numbers keeping true demand in consideration rather than vague numbers. 

 

Looks like they are clearing the backlog of F4 and F3 these days because these categories are getting ILs in real time, one of an F2A folk’s uncle received IL for F4 and his date is just got current in Aug bulletin (real time) not waited for 5-6 months like F2A. 

 

I hope once the dates retrogressed after calculating the DQ in hand, they might issue ILs and start clearing the backlog of F2A from October onwards. 

 

But, current situation is not clear that’s for sure, and we are truly on their mercy ... May god help us. 

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2 hours ago, puru444 said:

Though, there are lot of cases are waiting for IL with DQ status right now. I think but I’m not sure just trying to be optimist here, that NVC is planning to pile up all DQ cases by the end of this year i.e. Sept 2019 to plan the numbers, effectively. And the PD will be retrogressed in October VB for sure and that PD will be more correct with calculated numbers keeping true demand in consideration rather than vague numbers. 

 

My thoughts exactly. They say they don't have enough applicants who actively pursue visas (which resulted from backlogs at CSC) and now they are trying to get the numbers up so they can plan ahead. That's the reason we see very few IL, if any. And a lot of recent approvals. 

It's all gonna go back to normal with the new fiscal year.

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6 hours ago, puru444 said:

First stage:

I-130 files at USCIS, for example: 100 petitions. 

 

Second stage:

Approved petitions received by NVC, let’s assume outta 100, 70 approved petitions are received by NVC and assigned case numbers to them for further process.

 

Third stage:

Consular processing completed by 40 outta 70 cases with DQ notification. 

Only DQ cases are eligible to get an interview abroad once their PD is current.

 

As per the para you refer above states that NVC has very low numbers of DQ cases as of right now, and we all know why this happened bcoz till PD Dec 16 cases were approved in just 6-7 months time after filing with USCIS sometime back in year 2017. After those bulk approvals, USCIS did not touch any case whatsoever for very very long time.

 

Then, suddenly they start approving 2017 PDs petitions early this year and the backlog was so great that now California service center has start sharing the work load with other service centers as well. And people are getting approvals on daily basis nowadays even dec 17 got approved recently. Looks like they are about complete all 2017 cases in next few months and 2018 cases will start getting approvals soon.

 

So, basically it’s a series of events (I-130 to NVC to DQ to IL) which are dependent on each other extensively. 

 

Though, there are lot of cases are waiting for IL with DQ status right now. I think but I’m not sure just trying to be optimist here, that NVC is planning to pile up all DQ cases by the end of this year i.e. Sept 2019 to plan the numbers, effectively. And the PD will be retrogressed in October VB for sure and that PD will be more correct with calculated numbers keeping true demand in consideration rather than vague numbers. 

 

Looks like they are clearing the backlog of F4 and F3 these days because these categories are getting ILs in real time, one of an F2A folk’s uncle received IL for F4 and his date is just got current in Aug bulletin (real time) not waited for 5-6 months like F2A. 

 

I hope once the dates retrogressed after calculating the DQ in hand, they might issue ILs and start clearing the backlog of F2A from October onwards. 

 

But, current situation is not clear that’s for sure, and we are truly on their mercy ... May god help us. 

This is one of the clearest explanations I have read in here. Thank you !!

 

Also. Question : in 2017, for a long long time USCIS did not approve any petitions ? How did that happen ? Any particular reason why this happened? Will it happen in future ?

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58 minutes ago, HopeHopeHope said:

This is one of the clearest explanations I have read in here. Thank you !!

 

Also. Question : in 2017, for a long long time USCIS did not approve any petitions ? How did that happen ? Any particular reason why this happened? Will it happen in future ?

Everyone knows the reason but nobody speak .... like they said in Harry Potter movies for referring Voldemort ... You-Know-Who .... hahahahaha 

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On 7/13/2019 at 3:25 AM, wallo22 said:

What is going on with F2a category please? Any info? Case complete since January and 6 months later still no interview dates....

Hi, have you gotten an Interview date yet?.......I noticed some F2A category filers from Nigeria with over 5 months documentary qualified status got interview dates today. i hope you have yours now.

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