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Reminder on Priority Dates Movement

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The August Visa Bulletin shows good priority dates movement:

. India EB-2 advances from 2004 to 2008

. According to the visa bulletin there is a positive move for both spouses and children of permanent residents. Family-Based 2A category will be current for all countries as of August 1st.

. Green card holders and their spouses residing legally in the US should be able to file their I-485 packets in August

. If the date is current for a family-based case, one can start to file I-130s and I-485s in August, or file I-485 if I-130 petition is already filed and pending

Please review these blog entries. They contain relevant information.

Priority Date and AOS (Form I-485) Processing

I-485 Priority Dates and Processing Dates

I-485: pre-adjudication and employment verification letter

Background/Security checks for immigration (I-485/AOS and Naturalization/N-400)

Priority date retrogression -- consequences and concerns