F2A No longer Current for October 2013: Eligible Applicants for Adjustment of Status Should File Now

by | Sep 10, 2013 | Firm News |

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.

For an explanation of how the family based preference system works, please visit our post from July 10, 2013.

The fact that F2A will no longer be current in October means that if you are present in the United States AND eligible to adjust your status to lawful permanent resident (meaning either your last entry into the United States was a lawful entry or you had a visa petition on file for you on or before April 30, 2001 (“245(i)”), you should file immediately during the month of September while the category is still current.

As illustrated in a reporduction of the October 2013 visa bulletin below, from October 1, 2013 through at least October 31, 2013, Mexican nationals in category “F2A” may immediately apply for lawful permanent residence only if their priority date is September 1, 2013 or earlier. Other foreign nationals in category “F2A” may immediately apply for lawful permanent residence only if their priority date is September 8, 2013 or earlier.

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01OCT06 01OCT06 01OCT06 22SEP93 01JUN01
F2A 08SEP13 08SEP13 08SEP13 01SEP13 08SEP13
F2B 01MAR06 01MAR06 01MAR06 08MAR94 08FEB03
F3 22JAN03 22JAN03 22JAN03 22MAY93 01JAN93
F4 08AUG01 08AUG01 08AUG01 15OCT96 22MAR90

Therefore, if you are the spouse or child under 21 of a permanent resident and are eligible to adjust status but have not yet filed, you should submit your application immediately during the month of September 2013 in order to take advantage of the current priority date for F2A.

Even though the F2A category will no longer be current in October, by filing now you will be eligible to receive work authorization while your application remains pending. This will allow you to work legally in the United States until your priority date becomes current again and your application for adjustment of status is adjudicated.

As a final note, please remember that even if you are eligible to apply for an immigration benefit, it is not always advisable to do so, depending on the details of your personal and immigration history. It is always a good idea to speak to a reputable immigration attorney before filing to make sure it is the best option for you.

**This blog is written for the purpose of providing general information only, and is not legal advice. If you have specific questions about your case, we suggest you call our office to set up a consultation to speak to an attorney.

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San Francisco Office has Moved to Join Oakland Office

We are thrilled to announce the merger of Bean + Lloyd, LLP and Park & Taylor, two highly respected Bay Area immigration law firms, which took place in April 2021. The new firm, Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, combines decades of immigration experience in the subfields of family-based immigration, removal defense, asylum, humanitarian visas, and criminal immigration.

Additionally, the former Park & Taylor office in San Francisco has moved to join the Oakland office at 110 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607. While the office is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19, our staff is still available by phone, email, and text message, and all consultations and client appointments will continue by phone or video. We look forward to physically reopening our expanded and improved Oakland office when it is safe to do so.

Partners Jesse Lloyd and Anita Mukherji, both certified specialists in immigration and nationality law by the California State Bar, lead the firm. Karyn Taylor has joined as Of Counsel, and Angela Bean remains as partner and Anna von Herrmann as Of Counsel. The Park & Taylor staff have brought their two decades of experience to the team.

Please contact us at (510) 433-1900 or www.beanlloyd.com with any inquiries.

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La oficina de Park & Taylor se ha mudado para unirse a la oficina de Oakland

Estamos emocionados de anunciar la unión entre Bean + Lloyd, LLP y Park & Taylor, dos bufetes de inmigración muy respetados en el Área de la Bahía, lo cual ocurrió en abril del 2021. El bufete nuevo, Bean, Lloyd, Mukherji, & Taylor, LLP, combina décadas de experiencia en inmigración familiar, defensa de deportación, asilo, visas humanitarias, e inmigración criminal.

Además, la antigua oficina de Park & Taylor en San Francisco se ha mudado para unirse a la oficina de Oakland en 110 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Nuestra oficina está temporalmente cerrada al público debido a COVID-19. Nuestro personal seguirá estando disponible por teléfono, correo electrónico y texto. Todas las consultas y citas de clientes, continuarán por teléfono o videollamada. Estamos emocionados para reabrir físicamente nuestra ampliada y mejorada oficina de Oakland cuando sea seguro hacerlo.

Los socios Jesse Lloyd y Anita Mukherji, dos especialistas certificados en ley de inmigración y nacionalidad por la Barra del Estado de California, dirigen el bufete. Karyn Taylor es abogada retirada pero se ha unido al bufete, Angela Bean permanece como socia y Anna von Herrmann sigue siendo parte del bufete. El personal de Park & Taylor ha compartido sus dos décadas de experiencia con el equipo.

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