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 September Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.
China: EB-1 moves forward three weeks to March 1, 2018; EB-2 stalls at January 15, 2016; and EB-3 remains February 15, 2017.
India: EB-1 advances three weeks to March 1, 2018; EB-2 remains stalled at July 8, 2009; and EB-3 stays at October 1, 2009.
All Other Countries: EB-1 and EB-2 remain current; EB-3 remains April 1, 2019.
NOTE: USCIS has not yet announced if it will accept I-485 applications in September based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart.