The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here.
Below is a summary of the January Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month:
- China continues to move forward at a slow pace, and the EB-3 cut-off date (September 8, 2013) remains ahead of the EB-2 date (October 15, 2012)
- India EB-2 jumps ahead more than two months to April 15, 2008, while EB-3 remains stalled at March 15, 2005
- Philippines EB-3 advances six weeks to July 22, 2011
Worldwide EB-3 moves forward a month to August 1, 2016