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, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.
Below is a summary of the February Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.
China: EB-1 stalls at May 22, 2017; EB-2 advances two weeks to July 15, 2015; and EB-3 leaps ahead one month to January 1, 2016
India: EB-1 remains stalled at January 1, 2015; EB-2 creeps forward one day to May 19, 2009; and EB-3 advances one week to January 8, 2009
Philippines: EB-1 moves forward two months to December 1, 2018; EB-2 remains current; and EB-3 jumps forward two and a half months to June 1, 2018
All Other Countries: EB-1 advances two months to December 1, 2018; EB-2 and EB-3 remain current
NOTE: USCIS has not yet announced if it will accept I-485 applications in February based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart.