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Visa Bulletin June 2017: EB-1 China and EB-1 India Retrogress; EB-2 Advances Marginally for China and India
May 11, 2017
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin June 2017 shows retrogression in EB-1 China and EB-1 India. EB-2 China and EB-2 India advanced marginally in the Application Final Action Dates chart. No changes were seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories. USCIS is yet to announce which chart may be used in June 2017 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
USCIS May 2017 Visa Bulletin Update
April 21, 2017
USCIS has announced the Adjustment of Status Filing Charts for May 2017, providing information on which Green Card applicants can file their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS in May 2017.
EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through December 9, 2016
October 3, 2016
The EB-5 Regional Center Program, and the EB-4 non-minister special immigrant program for certain religious workers, which were scheduled to expire on September 30, 2016, have been extended until December 9, 2016. Following the extension, USCIS has updated the USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Charts information for these two programs.
USCIS October 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
September 22, 2016
USCIS has announced the Adjustment of Status Filing Charts for October 2016, providing information on which Green Card applicants can file their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS in October 2016.
Visa Bulletin October 2016: EB-2 and EB-3 Priority Dates Advance For All Countries
September 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin October 2016 shows advancement in EB-2 and EB-3 categories for all countries in the Application Final Action Dates chart. EB-1 China and EB-1 India have become Current again. Significant changes were also seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories. USCIS is yet to announce which chart may be used in October 2016 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
USCIS September 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
August 11, 2016
USCIS has announced that the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016 must be used for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS in September 2016.
Visa Bulletin September 2016: EB-2 and EB-3 Priority Dates Advance for India
August 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin September 2016 shows advancement for EB-2 India, EB-3 India and EB-3 Philippines in the Application Final Action Dates chart. EB-2 and EB-3 priority dates remained stagnant for China. No changes were seen in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories. USCIS is yet to announce which chart may be used in September 2016 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
FY 2016 EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants From India
July 16, 2016
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for August 2016 indicates that India has reached its EB-4 visa limit for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016). India joins Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in the list of countries that have reached their FY 2016 EB-4 visa limits. Starting 08/01/2016, EB-4 applicants from India who filed Form I-360 on or after 01/01/2010 will not be able to obtain an immigrant visa or adjust status until new visas become available.
Visa Bulletin August 2016: EB-1 Retrogresses For India and China
July 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin August 2016 shows retrogression for EB-1 India and EB-1 China in the Application Final Action Dates chart. While EB-2 India advanced modestly and EB-2 China remained stagnant, EB-2 priority dates retrogressed for all other countries. In the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment based visa preference categories, the priority date for EB-3 Philippines advanced from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2013. USCIS has announced that the Application Final Action Dates chart must be used in August 2016 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
USCIS July 2016 Visa Bulletin Update
June 14, 2016
USCIS has announced the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for July 2016 must be used for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS in July 2016.

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