March 2011 visa bulletin predictions
Update: The Visa Bulletin March 2011 has been released by State Department. Its a big disappointment for Indians again and for Chinese nationals it brought some hope.
The February 2011 Visa Bulletin was released by the State Department on 11th January. It was a big disappointment for Indian nationals, as there was no improvement in the Priority dates.
The dates were stagnated at May 08. Though, there was slight movement in the EB3 category for India, where it moved forward by few days to 22 February 2006.
The Chinese nationals saw a slight improvement in the priority dates. For Eb2 category the dates inched by a week to 1st July, and for Eb3 they moved to 1st January.
See the table below for previous months.
Table: Visa Bulletin for Previous Months
|Month||India EB2||India EB3||China EB2||China EB3|
|Aug 2010||01 Mar 2006||01 Jan 2002||01 Mar 2006||22 Sept 2003|
|+Sept 2010||08 May 2006||01 Jan 2002||08 May 2006||22 Oct 2003|
|Oct 2010||08 May 2006||15 Jan 2002||22 May 2006||08 Nov 2003|
|Nov 2010||08 May 2006||22 Jan 2002||01 Jun 2006||22 Nov 2003|
|Dec 2010||08 May 2006||22 Jan 2002||08 Jun 2006||08 Dec 2003|
|Jan 2011||08 May 2006||01 Feb 2002||22 Jun 2006||15 Dec 2003|
|Feb 2011||08 May 2006||22 Feb 2002||01 JUL 2006||01 Jan 2004|
As you can see in the table above, there was no forward movement in the priority dates for EB2 category for India in the last six months.
There is very little movement in the EB3 category and was updated only thrice in the last 6 months. It inched by two weeks in one of them and by one week at two other times.
Get more information on http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5212.html
For Chinese nationals, it was a bit encouraging. Both for EB2 and EB3 categories it showed some positive movement, as the dates were updated five six times in last 6 months.
Will March 2011 Visa Bulletin augur good news for the Indian and Chinese nationals. Leave your comments in the reply section below. The March bulletin is expected to be released by 9th Feb 2011.