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 May Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

China: EB-1 advances five weeks to July 15, 2017; EB-2 moves ahead one month to October 1 2015; and EB-3 advances one month to May 15, 2016

India: EB-1 jumps ahead three months to August 1, 2015; EB-2 continues to creep forward, advancing eight days to June 2, 2009; and EB-3 advances five weeks to March 1, 2009

All Other Countries: EB-1 becomes current for the first time since July 2018; EB-2 remains current; and EB-3 remains stalled at January 1, 2017

NOTE 1:      USCIS has not yet announced if it will accept I-485 applications in May based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart.