my dad was petitioned by my his dad in feb of '93 under the family based category 3. i recently checked the visa bulletin and they are only processing jan of '91. but we just got a call from a friend of ours with the same situation but they were petition sept of '92. how is that possible that theyre ahead of the visa bulletin? can somebody explain pls.well our priority date is feb of '93 and theirs' sept '92 with the same family based category 3. but they are already in the process of getting their green card all they need to do is file for AOS. what im confused about is why are they ahead of the visa bulletin? because theyre only doin priority dates of jan. '91.