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Old 08-13-2007, 11:45 PM
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Priority Date
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Sep-05
Category
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EB2
I140 Mailed Date
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11/05/2005
Chargeability
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Venezuela
Processing Stage
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I-485
I485 Mailed Date
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11/05/2005
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Default EB Visas Issued from 2000 to 2006

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Originally Posted by singhsa3 View Post
Whats the average over last 7 years? Plus where did you get this 18K number from? Also what happened in June July was more an exception than a rule and hence cannot be extrapolated.
Here are the worldwide and India EB visas issued over the last 7 years:

Fiscal ___Worldwide ___ India ___ India
Year _____ Total ______ Total ____ %
2000 ___ 107,024 ___ 15,888 *** 15
2001 ___ 179,195 ___ 41,720 *** 23
2002 ___ 174,968 ___ 41,919 *** 24
2003 ____ 82,137 ___ 20,818 *** 25
2004 ___ 155,330 ___ 39,496 *** 25
2005 ___ 246,878 ___ 47,160 *** 19
2006 ___ 159,081 ___ 17,358 *** 11
Total __ 1,104,613 __ 224,359 __ 20.3
Average __ 157,802 __ 32,051 __ 20.3
(7 years)

The total allocated for these 7 years was:
140000/yr * 7 = 980,000 +
______________130,137 (AC21 Act of 2000) +
_______________50,000 (Real ID Act of 2005)
Total available= 1,160,137
Visas issued _= 1,104,613
Unused visas from 2000 to 2006 = 55,524
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