Eligibility within the EB and FB preference categories is determined by the date that a case was initiated, submitting the first appropriate filing to either the USCIS or the DOL. In each edition of the visa bulletin, there are charts that list dates by category and country under the EB and FB categories. To be eligible for a visa number, one’s priority date must fall prior to the cutoff date. The system for the allocation of DV numbers operates in a different manner, and is explained in the visa bulletin.
Times may increase if we need more documents from you, or if a detailed assessment of family rights under the Irish Constitution or the European Convention on Human Rights is required.The same is true of the EB3 and EB2 categories for those individuals from India and China.If demand exceeds supply in certain areas, these categories are described as being oversubscribed.This check (known as ‘consultation’) is mandatory for certain nationalities and can take up to 7 days.Your application will also be checked in the Schengen Information System (SIS II).