How can I check my immigration priority date?
You can find your priority date on the I-797 form mailed by USCIS approving your I-130 petition. Current: In the context of the visa bulletin, “current” means no backlog and no wait time for a green card. A particular priority date becomes “current” once it reaches the front of the line and a green card is available.
How long is the wait for F2B?
There is no specific F2B visa processing time. Since the number of such visas is limited, some people wait for two years. Delays are growing longer and longer, and there were also cases when individuals waited for as much as 7 years (although the latter is an extreme case).
Is EB2 better than EB3?
Both are employment-based visas. However, the EB2 visa is the second-preference employment visa and the EB3 visa is the third-preference employment visa. This means that EB2 visas are slightly preferred over EB3 visas. EB2 visas make up 28.7% of approved employment-based visas.
How long to get green card after priority date is current?
It may take up to 90 days from the date you entered to receive your permanent resident card. You entered the U.S. using your immigrant visa, You paid the immigrant visa fee AFTER you entered, It may take up to 90 days from the date you made your payment to receive your permanent resident card.
How many EB3 India applications are pending?
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.
Is EB3 better than EB2?
The significant difference between EB2 and EB3 visas is that the EB2 category requires the candidate have an advanced degree for the positions of science and business. On the other hand, the EB3 category has job positions for unskilled workers, skilled workers, or professionals.
Are people moving from EB3 to EB2?
Porting from EB3 to EB2 is possible with either a new job offer from the same employer, or from a different employer. Further, an Advanced Degree earned and/or experience gained during your current employment may also be used for satisfying EB2 requirements under certain circumstances.
Will there be green card spillover in 2022?
Current data suggests that a record 150,000 excess green cards are expected to be made available in fiscal year 2022 as opposed to the 122,000 in FY 2021. This equates to over 290,000 employment-based green cards. However, per USCIS rules, no single country is allowed more than 7% of the total number.