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US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 4:48pm On Aug 12, 2015
This thread is for those who have no option than to wait for a Visa number to become available before they can immigrate to the USA,
I am referring to nairalanders in the F1, F2a, F2b, F3 and F4 category.

Most of us have bookmarked the bulletin located here
http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin.html

which tells where processing is currently

Department of state releases visa bulletins between the 6th to 11th of every month but never on weekends
I will try to update this list once it is released

Categ.-----JUN.2016-----JUL.2016----AUG.2016----SEPT.2016----OCT.2016----NOV.2016----DEC.2016

F1--------15JAN09------22MAR09-----22MAY09-----15SEP09-----22SEP09-----22OCT09----01DEC09
F2A-------08NOV14------15NOV14----15NOV14----15NOV14----22DEC14-----22JAN15-----22FEB15
F2B-------22OCT09------08DEC09-----08JAN10-----01FEB10----15MAR10-----15APR10-----08MAY10
F3--------01DEC04------01DEC04-----01DEC04-----01DEC04----22DEC04-----22JAN05-----15FEB05
F4--------08AUG03------08SEP03-----15SEP03-----08OCT03----01NOV03-----01DEC03-----22DEC03




Let us engage on this thread, for those who are current and have been invited, please share your experiences, procedures, etc
If you have questions for the visa officers here, please visit their respective threads and not this.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: if your petitioner filed for you as a legal permanent resident, and the petitioner later becomes a US citizen, Please notify your petitioner not to change your status from F2B to F1 as you can see that F2B is faster

For those who have relatives in the USA and who dont know, your relative can file for you if you fall in any of this category and your sponsor(s) is/are 125% above poverty line

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents.

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents.

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents.

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens.

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens.

Mods, please let this thread live.
Thanks

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Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by ttmacoy: 5:28pm On Aug 12, 2015
Hey nice one and that's good news the waiting times are shortening rapidly.

I need to file for F2A category soon so it's good to see less waiting.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by nk(f): 5:30pm On Aug 12, 2015
Op thanks for opening this thread. For those concern, we awaits your comment. Op, your username na wah o
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 7:33pm On Aug 12, 2015
ttmacoy:
Hey nice one and that's good news the waiting times are shortening rapidly.
I need to file for F2A category soon so it's good to see less waiting.
It slowed down seriously around may-july, back in february, i projected mine will be current sometime in 2016, but after may-july slow movement, it seems like it may extend till 2017.

are you petitioning for someone? you priority date is when you submit your application so the earlier the better


nk:
Op thanks for opening this thread. For those concern, we awaits your comment. Op, your username na wah o
you are welcome
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by ttmacoy: 10:00pm On Aug 12, 2015
My wife is petitioning for me. i am currently in the US on a L1 visa. We will submit son, have filled out the forms and all already.

Goodluck with yours. I can imagine how hard the waiting is.

slightlyMad:

It slowed down seriously around may-july, back in february, i projected mine will be current sometime in 2016, but after may-july slow movement, it seems like it may extend till 2017.

are you petitioning for someone? you priority date is when you submit your application so the earlier the better



you are welcome




Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by NoirBlvck(f): 11:11pm On Aug 12, 2015
F2A

The wait is killing me slowly sad
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 2:10am On Aug 13, 2015
NoirBlvck:
F2A

The wait is killing me slowly sad
when is your priority date?
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 6:26am On Aug 13, 2015
When actually is the priority date? My case was filed and sent out November 2014, got approved on may 2015.On the form, it was written May 05 priority date. My question now goes thus: When is my priority date cos have heard people saying the day the petition was filed is d priority date but why did they write May 2015 as the priority date? JUST CURIOUS.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 11:17am On Aug 13, 2015
mine was the date they(USCIS) acknowledged receiving the application.

AFAIK, if you got MAY05 on your form as PD, then that was when they received your COMPLETED application.
not likely approved, ask your petitioner to send you the WAC*** number so you can get the status whether approved or not on their website
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 12:24pm On Aug 13, 2015
[quote author=slightlyMad post=36910818]mine was the date they(USCIS) acknowledged receiving the application.

AFAIK, if you got MAY05 on your form as PD, then that was when they received your COMPLETED application.
not likely approved, ask your petitioner to send you the WAC*** number so you can get the status whether approved or not on their website


I have the WAC receipt which I checked, the petition was approved May 20 on their website. The problem am having is how to identify my priority date. The one the USCIS wrote on the approval letter is May 05,whereas the petition was filed on November 2014.So, I still need to know the real priority date which I need to monitor. I am F2A beneficiary.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by oknee: 1:49pm On Aug 13, 2015
Hi

Can a green card holder file for her parents and siblings?
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 5:29pm On Aug 13, 2015
oknee:
Hi

Can a green card holder file for her parents and siblings?

No!, try and become a citizen first, after 5 years of not travelling out of US or 3 years if married to a USC
no crime records too


@bodescous why not send a mail to LagosIV@state.gov
they will give you full details
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by dammie12: 6:50pm On Aug 13, 2015
I believe your priority date is the day USCIS received the application. You might probably wanna call them to straighten it out. The difference in month could mean a lot as you can not predict what's going to happen.
[quote author=bodescous post=36912961][/quote]
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 6:56pm On Aug 13, 2015
[quote author=dammie12 post=36925147]I believe your priority date is the day USCIS received the application. You might probably wanna call them to straighten it out. The difference in month could mean a lot as you can not predict what's going to happen.
Thank you, I will surely do. The waiting period is tiring oooo.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 6:57pm On Aug 13, 2015
Thank you, will surely do.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by dammie12: 9:09pm On Aug 13, 2015
bodescous:
[/quote][quote author=bodescous post=36925335]
Oh yea it is.
The wait is an agonizing one. Just get yourself engage with something meaningful.
Time flies.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 10:28pm On Aug 13, 2015
the ugliest part is you may not be able to invest heavily in some things like furniture etc because you may be looking for buyers later on.

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Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by NoirBlvck(f): 9:12pm On Aug 14, 2015
slightlyMad:

when is your priority date?

Nov '13
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by dammie12: 10:58pm On Aug 14, 2015
NoirBlvck:

Nov '13
Nov 13?
You should have been called by now considering where they are in terms of interview dates.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by NoirBlvck(f): 11:02pm On Aug 14, 2015
dammie12:

Nov 13?
You should have been called by now considering where they are in terms of interview dates.

We just sent in the police reports. I wonder how long it'll take before the interview is scheduled.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by tpiander: 6:17am On Aug 15, 2015
doesnt it take ten years?

why not just wait for them to contact you, or contact them.

unless una wan open blog.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 2:37am On Aug 23, 2015
NoirBlvck:


We just sent in the police reports. I wonder how long it'll take before the interview is scheduled.

so you are at the processing stage then.
i hope you will be kind to share helpful info here when you get your visa.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by dammie12: 4:11pm On Sep 03, 2015
bodescous:
Thank you, will surely do.
bodescous,
Just, wondering if you've been able to get your correct PD
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 7:32pm On Sep 03, 2015
dammie12:

bodescous,
Just, wondering if you've been able to get your correct PD
HI Dammie12, I got info that it is d day I filed d petition that is PD. But I have also directed the question to the VO, waiting for her response. When is your PD too? And which category of visa filing do you belong to?
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by dammie12: 6:14pm On Sep 04, 2015
bodescous:
HI Dammie12, I got info that it is d day I filed d petition that is PD. But I have also directed the question to the VO, waiting for her response. When is your PD too? And which category of visa filing do you belong to?
F2A 092014
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 4:47am On Sep 05, 2015
dammie12:

F2A 092014

Ur category moves faster by 2.5 months on average, i think next month's bulletin may be june1 or 15
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 10:54pm On Sep 09, 2015
slightlyMad:


Ur category moves faster by 2.5 months on average, i think next month's bulletin may be june1 or 15
The new bulletin is out o! Kinda slow this month unlike last month. The fastest among the categories is F2A which is 1.5 months, others are just days I think.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 11:42pm On Sep 09, 2015
bodescous:
The new bulletin is out o! Kinda slow this month unlike last month. The fastest among the categories is F2A which is 1.5 months, others are just days I think.
Yes it was updated today, thanks.
and you are right, they are all slow this month, F2A jumped by 2.5 month lastime, now it is 1.5 month
my F1 just by 1 month unlike last month that was 1.5 months

i think the reason for F2A moving faster is because most LPR becomes citizens in 5 years, so beneficiaries usually leave the queue
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 9:55pm On Oct 09, 2015
Nov 2015 bulletin out and F1 still doing well.
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 5:59am On Oct 10, 2015
Yeah, F1 not bad, I think it moved by 5 weeks while F2A by 4 weeks, F2B by 3 weeks..... Still waiting for the time we will have like that of September bulletin that will had like 3 months leap from of F2A and some other categories.. Lollz. Well, we keep our fingers crossed..
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by slightlyMad(f): 12:40pm On Oct 10, 2015
bodescous:
Yeah, F1 not bad, I think it moved by 5 weeks while F2A by 4 weeks, F2B by 3 weeks..... Still waiting for the time we will have like that of September bulletin that will had like 3 months leap from of F2A and some other categories.. Lollz. Well, we keep our fingers crossed..

have you been able to confirm your priority date.

and as F2A, are you a spouse or child of LPR
Re: US Family Preference Visa Waiters Lounge by bodescous: 2:16pm On Oct 10, 2015
slightlyMad:


have you been able to confirm your priority date.

and as F2A, are you a spouse or child of LPR
yes o! The spouse of a LPR......... And you?

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