IMMIGRATION ALERT: GREEN CARD HOLDERS WHO DESIRE TO FILE FOR GREEN CARDS FOR THEIR SPOUSES AND CHILDREN (UNMARRIED CHILDREN AND UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE)
Written By: Coleman Jackson, Esq. | www.cjacksonlaw.com | (214) 599-0431 or Spanish (214) 599-0432
July 17, 2013
Immigration Alert: Green Card Holders who desire to get Green Cards for their Spouses and Children (unmarried and under 21 year olds) need to file the appropriate applications and supporting documentation on behalf of their spouses or children beginning August 1, 2013.
These folks are in Visa Bulletin Category F2A. That typically meant that their spouses and children had to wait years for a visa to become available. Well in the August 2013 Visa Bulletin Category F2A is “C”, which means that a visa is currently available starting August 1, 2013. The category could regress (that mean become not current, which means that these folks will have to wait until it becomes current again if they fail to act).
For example, in November F2A could regress where people have to wait years for a visa to become available. It could regress anytime after August 2013 without advance notice. So these folks must act immediately by filing for Green Cards for their spouses and children beginning in August 2013.
The United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs August 2013 Visa Bulletin reads as follows:
F2A: This category has become “Current” for August, and is expected to remain so for the next several months. This action has been taken in an effort to generate an increased level of demand. Despite the fact that there are large amounts of registered F2A demand, currently there are not enough applicants who are actively pursuing final action on their case to fully utilize all of the available numbers.
If you or your spouse or children are in Category F2A, contact an immigration attorney now.
This is an excerpt from the August 2013 Visa Bulletin, which shows that category F2A, is Current beginning August 1, 2013:
This means that category F2A is current for all of the listed countries. That is Green Card Holders from any country can apply for Green Card’s starting August 1, 2013 for their spouses and children.
COLEMAN JACKSON, P.C.
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