We have learned from AILA member Jan Peterson that the following might happen once the October Visa Bulletin will be published:
The priority date information listed is to be taken as educated predictions, not carved in stone. Expect the following: 1. Worldwide, other than India and China, EB1, EB2, EB4 and EB5 immigrant visa categories will be current as of October 1, 2007. It may be necessary to retrogress them later in 2007 or 2008. 2. EB1 for India and China will likely be current in October, 2007. 3. EB2 for India and China will likely have a cut-off date in October 2007 close to the cut-off dates for January 2007, which were: India – January 8, 2003; China -April 22, 2005. 4.
EB3 cut-off dates for October 2007 also will likely have a cut-off date close to the cut-off dates for January 2007, which were: Worldwide (other than India and China) -August 1, 2002; India -May 8, 2001; China – April 22, 2005. Please note that these are predictions subject to change depending on the number of cases approved by USCIS during the next two months.
18,000 EB-3 for Indians have been processed in this fiscal year with 8,000 of those cases approved in June and 7,000 in July.
Also, approximately 40,000 cases were received at the Texas Service Center on July 2nd and 35,000 were received in Nebraska.