I’ll See You in September, the song originally recorded by the Tempos in 1959 begin with these lines:

“I’ll be alone each and every night,

While we’re away don’t forget to write…

See you in September..” 

The link to the original song on video/You Tube is shown below. You can watch, listen and read at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRGLjzFHa40

Now for the complete details of the Visa Bulletin for September 2017 as well as the month before (August 2017) the year before and five years before of the same month for comparison on how fast (or slow) priority dates moved during the summer (in the US).

FAMILY-SPONSORED CATEGORIES

Family-
Sponsored Categories 

SEPT. 2017-All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

SEPT. 2012

SEPT. 2016

AUGUST 2017

SEPT. 2017 

F1

01MAY10

08NOV94

01JUL05

15OCT06

01JAN07

F2A

01OCT15

08MAY10

15NOV14

22SEP15

01OCT15

F2B

01NOV10

01JAN02

01DEC05

08DEC06

01JAN07

F3

08JUL05

22JUL92

15JUN94

22JAN95

15FEB95

F4

01JAN02

01FEB89

01MAR93

08APR94

01JUN94

EB 1, 2,4, 5

C, 01JAN16*

C, 01JAN09*

01FEB14*

C,  01APR15*

01JAN16*

EB3 / OW

C

01AUG06

01JUL10

01JUN15

01NOV15

MOVEMENT MONITORING

From August of this year,  the Employment-based 2nd and 3rd Preference category moved fast (7 and 5 months respectively). The EB 1 4 and 5 for the Philippines remained current.   The EB2 are marked with (*)

The Family-sponsored categories F2B (over 21 unmarried sons and daughters of green card holder) and F3 (married sons and daughters of US Citizens) moved approximately 3 weeks; the F1 category (Over 21 unmarried sons/daughters of US Citizens advanced 2 months and 2 weeks while  the F4 (Brothers and sisters of US citizens moved 7 weeks.

The priority dates on the comparative Visa Bulletin Chart refers to the FINAL ACTION dates of the State Department’s two-chart monthly releases.,

The other chart (DATES FOR FILING for both the Family-sponsored and Employment-based) should be monitored as well since the cut-off dates in this chart tell visa applicants and petitioners that they can start visa processing so that when the priority date becomes current, the Beneficiary or visa applicant could immediately arrange for the Embassy interview.

The DATES FOR FILING CHART FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 from the State Department’s Visa Bulletin are shown below

Family-
Sponsored 

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES 

F1

22JUL11

22JUL11

22JUL11

01APR96

08SEP07

F2A

08APR16

08APR16

08APR16 

08APR16 

08APR16

F2B

01SEP11

01SEP11

01SEP11

08AUG96

22JUL07

F3

01DEC05

01DEC05

01DEC05

01MAY95

01MAR95

F4

15NOV04

15NOV04

22JUN04

08JAN98

08FEB95


 

Employment-
based

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO 

PHILIPPINES 

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01OCT13

01FEB09 

C

C

3rd

C

01SEP15

01JAN07

C

01JAN16

Other Workers

C

01JUN08

01JAN07

C

01JAN16

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C

01SEP14

C

C

C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

C

01SEP14

C

C

C

Hope you see each other this September, Friends, Viewers and Migrant community members.

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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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