Please see December 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):
Starting from October 2015 visa bulletin, DOS has decided to break its visa bulletin into two categories. The first category is "final action date" which is same as the previous visa bulletin. Dates in this category is when USCIS will start approving I-485 application.
The second category is "dates for filing visa application". The dates in this category is when applicants can start filing their I-485 application. This will be useful since applicant can file EAD application and after 180 days can change employer even if PD is not current.
The data below is for "final action date".
- EB1, EB4, EB 5: Current
- EB2 Rest Of World: Current
EB2 China: 0-3+ months
EB2 India: 0-2 months. Please see article 1. Also see article 2.
- EB3 (ROW, Mexico): 0-4 weeks. Please see article.
EB3 China: 0-2+ months
EB3 India: 1-2 weeks
EB3 Philippines: 2-6+ weeks. Please see article.
- FB categories: 1 to 12 weeks Please see article.
- F2A: 3-6 weeks. Please see article.
|Family-Sponsored||All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed||CHINA- mainland born||INDIA||MEXICO||PHILIPPINES|
|Employment- Based||All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed||CHINA- mainland born||INDIA||MEXICO||PHILIPPINES|
|Certain Religious Workers||C||C||C||C||C|
|5th Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs||C||22DEC13||C||C||C|
If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130/NVC/I-140/I-485 case in the Free GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/
It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.
We will update this table as we get more data from USCIS. If you are interested, the dates above are based on following data:
- Latest I-130/I-140/I-485 Processing Statistics (see link on right side) -->
Similar to EB3 category movement, we have added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.
Next Steps: If priority date is current and
1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html
2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html
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