In his monthly report on the current trends and future projections of the visa bulletin, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provided additional insight heading into the month on July.
Family Based Projections:
Oppenheim previously suggested that FB-4 China could potentially advance before October. Through July, however, the cut-off date of January 1, 2003 will remain. Oppenheim still believes the demand for FB-1, FB-2 and FB-3 will decrease, allowing FB-4 China to advance back to a cut-off date to July 2003 sometime before the end of the year.