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Retrogression is always a possiblity when awaiting a Visa

Cut-off date movement in most categories continues to be greater than might ordinarily be expected, and this is
anticipated to continue for at least the next few months. This is because fewer applicants are proceeding with final
action on their cases at consular posts abroad, and the volume of CIS adjustment cases remains low. Once large
numbers of applicants begin to have their cases brought to final action, cut-off date movements will necessarily slow
or stop. Moreover, in some categories cut-off date retrogression is a possibility. Therefore, readers should be
aware that the recent rate of cut-off date advances will not continue indefinitely, but it is not possible to say at
present how soon they will end.