Department of State have posted their visa bulletin prediction for the next few months:
- F1: Two to three weeks
- F2A: Three to five weeks
- F2B: Six to eight weeks
- F3: One to three weeks
- F4: Two or four weeks
Employment First: Current
- Worldwide: Current
- China: Three to five weeks
- India: No forward movement
- Worldwide: Continued rapid forward movement for the next several months. After such rapid advance of the cut-off date applicant demand for number use, particularly for adjustment of status cases, is expected to increase significantly. Once such demand begins to materialize at a greater rate it will impact this cut-off date situation.
- China: Rapid forward movement. Such movement is likely to result in increased demand which may require "corrective" action possibly as early as February.
- India: Little if any movement
- Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date
- Philippines: Will remain at the worldwide date. Increased demand may require "corrective" action at some point later in the fiscal year.
Employment Fifth: Current
The above projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen during each of the next three months based on current applicant demand patterns.
Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits.
The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables.