Will EB3 India move faster?
For example, EB-3 India moves by 3.5 months (7 weeks for EB-2 India) while EB-3 China is forwarding by 5.5 months (EB-2 China advances by six weeks). Under the Dates for Filing category, this is even more noticeable: EB-3 India advances by about five years while EB-2 India advances by two years.
When EB3 will become current for India?
In October 2021, the first month of FY 2022, the final action “cut off” date for India EB-3 was January 1, 2014, which was also the “cut off” date in September 2021, the last month of FY 2020. However, in November 2021, the final action “cut off” date for India EB-3 became January 15, 2012.
Will EB3 India retrogress in 2021?
For the month of November 2021, it is important to note that priority dates for both Indian and Chinese nationals in the EB3 (employment based third preference) category are retrogressing, by nearly two years in the case of India and by more than nine months in the case of China.
Why is EB3 not moving?
If there are more petitions than available visas for a country in a given year, the final action date will retrogress (go backward). If the annual limit is met, then the final action date will see no movement. Finally, if there are fewer petitions than the limit, the final action date will move forward.
How much will EB3 India retrogress?
EB-2 Advanced Degrees/Exceptional Ability: China will advance by 4.5 months to November 15, 2018, and India will advance by 3 months to December 1, 2011. All other countries will remain current. EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers: India will retrogress almost 2 full years to January 15, 2012.
How many EB3 applications are pending for India?
Per CATO Institute, Estimations show that that there are around 560,000+ applications pending in the EB2 category for FY2020. Similarly for EB3 India category 130,000+ applications are in backlog.
Can EB3 become current?
Downgrading in advance to be ready to file i485 as you expect EB3 to be current for you in the next couple of months is a daring step. It is not really required as you can file both EB3 i140 downgrade and i485 adjustment of status concurrently. You are not out of the game if EB3 becomes current for you.