We just checked the Visa Bulletin for March 2014, but the following paragraph confused us:
[i]"NOTE: For March, F2A numbers EXEMPT from per-country limit are available to applicants from all countries with priority dates earlier than 15APR12. F2A numbers SUBJECT to per-country limit are available to applicants chargeable to all countries EXCEPT MEXICO with priority dates beginning 15APR12 and earlier than 08SEP13. (All F2A numbers provided for MEXICO are exempt from the per-country limit; there are no F2A numbers for MEXICO subject to per-country limit.)" [/i]
Our PD is [b]May 16th, 2013[/b] (spouse from [b]Costa Rica[/b]), we got NOA2 and we received our case number from NVC yesterday. Do we have to worry about it? Will NVC schedule the interview at the US consulate even if there's a F2A retrogression in the following months?
Thank you so much in advance for your response.
No worries. NVC will set up interview as long as visa is available.
Thank you so much for your response.
We read NVC will not issue the visa if the F2A retrogress and our PD is not current, even if we complete the interview. Is that true?
Also, we saw F2A worldwide will retrogress as Mexico did on March Visa Bulletin. When we should expect that happen? We read the predictions on the bulletin and it says no forward movement is expected on the next few months, but when do you think the retrogress will be effective for the rest of the world?
We are very worried we complete our case and the F2A retrogress just before the interview approval.
Thank you so much for your help. We really appreciate it.
If visa is not available at the time interview is been held, they cannot allot it (since they do not have visa to allot). The blog post below has information directly from USCIS/DOS for F2A category retrogression: