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Visa Bulletin

Beginning with the October Visa Bulletin, there are now two charts listing dates for each preference category and country of chargeability: (1) An "Application Final Action Dates" chart ("Final Action Date"); and (2) a "Dates for Filing Applications" chart ("Filing Date"). USCIS has also issued a fact sheet describing the new procedures. Previously, the Visa Bulletin only listed a single chart of cut-off dates, which was the same as the newly labeled "Final Action Date" chart.

AVAILABILITY OF IMMIGRANT VISA NUMBERS FOR AUGUST 2017

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED CATEGORIES

  

Worldwide

China (Mainland Born)

IndiaMexicoPhilippines
F1Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens12/22/201012/22/2010

12/22/2010

2/1/199610/15/2006
F2Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident - Subject to Per Country 9/22/20159/22/2015

9/22/2015

9/1/20159/22/2015
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)11/1/201011/1/2010

11/1/2010

7/1/199612/8/2006
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens7/8/20057/8/2005

7/8/2005

4/8/19951/22/1995
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U. S. Citizens5/8/20045/8/20049/22/20039/15/19974/8/1994

 

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

  Worldwide 

China (Mainland Born)

IndiaMexicoPhilippines
F1 Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

7/22/20117/22/20117/22/20114/1/19969/8/2007
F2Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident - Subject to Per Country 

4/8/20164/8/20164/8/20164/8/20164/8/2016
F2B Unmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)
9/1/20119/1/20119/1/20118/8/19967/22/2007
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens

12/1/200512/1/2005 12/1/20055/1/19952/1/1995
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U.S. Citizens11/15/2004 11/15/20046/22/20041/8/19982/8/1995

 

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

  

Worldwide

China (Mainland Born)

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India MexicoPhilippines
EB1Priority WorkersC1/1/2012 C1/1/2012C

C

 

EB2Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability4/1/20154/22/20134/1/20157/22/20084/1/20154/1/2015

EB3


Skilled Workers & ProfessionalsC1/1/2012C7/15/2006C6/1/2015

EB3


Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)C1/1/2004C7/15/2006C6/1/2015
EB4Certain Special ImmigrantsCC9/15/20159/15/20159/15/2015

C

 

EB4


Certain Religious Workers (SR)CC9/15/20159/15/20159/15/2015C

EB5


Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)C6/15/2014CCCC

EB5


Regional Center (I5 and R5)C6/15/2014CCCC

 

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

  worldwide 

China (Mainland born)

IndiaMexicoPhilippines
EB1 Priority Workers
 
CCCC
EB2 Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability
10/1/20132/1/2009C C
EB3 Skilled Workers & Professionals
C9/1/2015 1/1/2007 C1/1/2016 
EB3 Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)
C6/1/2008 1/1/2007 C1/1/2016
EB4 Certain Special Immigrants
 
CCCC
EB4 Certain Religious Workers (SR)
 
CCCC
EB5Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)C9/1/2014CCC
EB5Regional Center (I5 and R5) C9/1/2014CC

 

WHEN TO FILE YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION TO FILE FOR CONSULAR PROCESSING FOR FAMILY-BASED OR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE VISAS.

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, you can learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The linked page(s) will help you determine when to file your adjustment of status application. TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . . 

 


 

IF YOU ARE FILING FOR THE GREEN CARD, CHECK OUT THE ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS INFOGRAPHIC:

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