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 February Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.
- China: EB-1 moves forward two months to February 8, 2017, EB-2 advances two months to October 1, 2015, and EB-3 advances three weeks to July 1, 2015
- India: EB-1 advances two months to February 8, 2017, EB-2 creeps forward five days to April 6, 2009, and EB-3 leaps seven weeks to April 22, 2009, outpacing EB-2 for the first time ever.
- Philippines: EB-1 advances two months to December 1, 2017, EB-2 remains current, and EB-3 moves forward five weeks to August 1, 2017
- All Other Countries: EB-1 remains backlogged, but moves forward two months to December 1, 2017, EB-2 and EB-3 remain current
NOTE: USCIS has not yet announced if they will accept I-485 applications in February based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart.