July 2016 Visa Bulletin and Advance Parole

Next month's cut-off dates from the State Department came out a day after the rules for Advance Parole processing were published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. How are these dates and rules related?


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July 2016 Visa Bulletin and Advance Parole
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Updated June 10, 2016 | United States of America

JULY 2016 VISA BULLETIN : HOW THE DATES COULD AFFECT PAROLE POLICY FOR CHILDREN OF FILAM VETERANS

Our regular readers and Friends would recall that the two chart Visa Bulletin reporting system started only October last year since America’s Fiscal Year for 2016 starts with October 2015 to September 2016.

Therefore, we compare the priority dates of July 2015 with this month’s Final Action Dates Chart for the Family and Employment-based categories.

F1 moved almost 5 years over this one-year period; theF2A advanced 1 yuear and 1 week; the F2B moved forward 1 year and 1 month; F3 advanced only  for 7 months;  the F4 numbers moved forward 1 year and one month.  While the EB3 and Other Workers were not available last year, this category advanced 4 years and 1 month from June of 2015 to date.

Final Action Dates Chart

Category

July 2015

July 2016

F1

15-Mar-00

1-Feb-05

F2A

8-Nov-13

15-Nov-14

F2B

15-May-04

1-Jul-05

F3

22-Aug-93

1-Mar-94

F4

8-Dec-91

1-Jan-93

EB3/OW

Unavailable

(1-Jan-05-June)

15-Feb-09

Filing Action Dates Chart

Category

June 2015

July 2016

F1

1-Sep-05

1-Sep-05

F2A

15-Oct-15

15-Oct-15

F2B

1-Jan-06

1-Jan-06

F3

1-Aug-95

1-Aug-95

F4

1-Apr-93

1-Apr-93

EB3/OW

1-Jan-10

01-Jan-10

How the Cut-Off Dates Could Impact a Parole Application

The procedures, requirements and processing guidelines for the family members of Filipino American War Veterans (seeking to join and be with the petitioner in the U.S. while waiting for visas to be available) were published June 8, 2016 in the US which was already June 9, 2016 in the Philippines.

For those granted the advance parole for humanitarian considerations, the  length of stay is projected to be up to 3 years.  This validity period we believe would be a major consideration in determining whether to grant a parole or not.

The other considerations could be the age and health condition of the petitioner plus the availability of financial support available to the principal applicant and derivative beneficiaries.  The published rules required the petitioner to submit an Affidavit of Support of Form I-134 instead of the I-864 Affidavit of Support Form for Immigrant Visa applicants.

Other persons (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) may also submit additional I-134 AOS which most likely would have to meet the same federal poverty guidelines requirements.

Stay tuned. We shall keep you updated as soon as additional rules or revisions are published.

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About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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