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F2A No longer Current for October 2013: Eligible Applicants for Adjustment of Status Should File Now

The October Visa Bulletin published this week shows that the family based 2nd preference category "F2A" (children under 21 and spouses of lawful permanent residents) will no longer be current for October 2013.

F2A to Remain Current for September 2013

The September 2013 Visa Bulletin, published today, shows that the family based 2nd preference category "F2A" (children under 21 and spouses of lawful permanent residents) will again be current for the month of September. 

With such a long wait, why file a family-based visa petition now?

This blog and other outlets have explained that there is a tremendous wait for family-based immigrant visas subject to strict caps under the current law. Even though the estimated waits can be discouraging, now may actually be the best time to file a family-based visa petition because of the possibility for comprehensive immigration reform.

Court ruling speeds up many immigrant visa wait-times, but possibly delays others.

On September 26, 2012, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision which will speed up petitions for people who were included in a visa petition filed for one of their parents, but who later "aged out" of that petition when they turned twenty-one. Under this case, if their parents file a petition for them after becoming a resident, USCIS will allow them to keep their original priority date, saving many years of waiting.

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