Written by Jennifer Aranda
Posted on March 11, 2013
The U.S. 2013 April Visa Bulletin is now out. If you have not yet received an interview date and your priority date is already current - or about to be - it's time to contact the National Visa Center. What follows is a listing and short discussion on the U.S. cut-off dates for immigrant visa petitions.
April 2013 Visa Bulletin - Paalis ka na ba?
Get ready for your interview and travel. As always our Kavisas get it first, here.
If you have not yet received an interview date and your priority date is already current - or about to be - it's time to contact the National Visa Center. Be sure you have your case number which starts with MNL. An interview date will not be scheduled unless you have paid the visa fees for each applicant and the petitioner has submitted the I-864 Affidavit of Support.
If a child (not your biological child) is in your custody and you have obtained a birth certificate showing you are the "biological parent" it is advisable NOT to include the child's name in your immigrant visa application. Otherwise, you could be charged with misrepresentation, fraud and alien smuggling.
F1 - 02-15-1999
Employment-Based - EB1, EB2, EB4 and EB5 are all current. EB3 and Other Workers 9-08-2006.
The priority dates for Aptil 2011 and 2012, so that you would know how fast (or slow) the visa movement had been are shown below for your instant reference. Because of the lack of formatting capabilities, please note that the April 2012 numbers are in the second column:
April 2011 April 2012
F1 - 4-01-95 6-22-97
F2A 4-01-07 10-08-09
F2B 12-01-99 12-09-01
F3 01-01-92 7-22-92
F4 3-08-88 01-08-89
EB3 7-22-05 4-08-06
OW 7-22-03 4-08-06
Note - Even if the Petitioner does not have sufficient income - or no income at all, the Petitioner must still submit the Affidavit of Support but must get a Joint or Co-sponsor for the Financial Obligation. For more info regarding documentation and interview procedures call 02-634-871 7
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