Wednesday, October 14, 2015

December 2015 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For November 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here:

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".

Quick Summary:

Family Based:

Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01APR08 01APR08 01APR08 08DEC94 01DEC02
F2A 22JUN14 22JUN14 22JUN14 08MAY14 22JUN14
F2B 08MAR09 08MAR09 08MAR09 22SEP95 01DEC04
F3 08JUL04 08JUL04 08JUL04 22JUN94 15OCT93
F4 01APR03 01APR03 01APR03 08APR97 15JUL92

Employment Based:

Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 08MAR12 15SEP06 C C
3rd 01SEP15 15FEB12 15APR04 01SEP15 01DEC07
Other Workers 01SEP15 01APR06 15APR04 01SEP15 01DEC07
4th C C C C C
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: 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:

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC:

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  1. Any comments on F2A? It seems fewer and fewer people around here.

  2. F2A too, PD 27 Jun, 2014. Waiting on a miracle for December bulletin movement

    1. Is December will be current for f2 a category, End of June

  3. I'm petioner and the only sponsor for my wife ... I had petioned under f2a category. I submitted all AOS package and got approved to and have submitted all civil docs and now I got an interview date too.... I own Convenience store business, soo do I have to submit pay stub or job letter at the time of interview???? As I'm doing my own business

    1. You can bring them to the interview just in case. But I don't think so you should bring them.

    2. what was your priority date? I am still waiting for interview letter mine is july 1 2014, F2A

    3. Your of will become current in January 2016

  4. Hello my friends Please help me I want the priority date is August 1. 2014 I am waiting in the interview Is it true that they stopped at June 22 I hope the answer luck to all

    1. I think your pd will be current on February 2015

  5. Hopely they push up more days or months for tje next bulletin።።።።።....

  6. Hi every one please give some ideas. My case is F2A and pd is 8 may 2014. Till today i didnt get any latter from nvc. Guys can you tell me when i get the interview date? And what meaning of CC date? I am from nepal f2a

    1. When did you submit all documents it's call scan date after that you have to count 30days for case update. Cc means case complete. You can call nvc for your case update

    2. The NVC passed my date by 4 months & can't give me a interview date yet for F2A when I call they can't give me a answer

    3. When you call nvc what was nvc rep said to you .. please update here

  7. I am the petitioner apllied for my spouse. Priority date is August 5, 2014. I submitted all the required documents. I am awaiting the interview call, can anyone tell me how much longer is this gonna take as I am missing my daughters way too much.

  8. My pd august 5, 2014 and case completed on December 7,2015,can anyone tell me when will I get i.l country is Pakistan

  9. i am new in this forum. i have a case with nvc. but i have not heard anything from them till now. my pd is current( june 10, 2014) for F2A. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW.

  10. Hey.. My case is f2a categry by permanent residnts... Pririty date is 16 june 2014... But i have not got any interview letter yet ?


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