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 November Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.
China: EB-1 continues to quickly advance, leaping ahead six months to December 1, 2018; EB-2 moves forward nearly two months to April 22, 2016; and EB-3 advances three months to October 1, 2017.
India: EB-1 jumps forward six months to December 1, 2018; EB-2 continues to creep forward, advancing twenty-one days to September 22, 2009; and EB-3 moves ahead six weeks to March 1, 2010.
All Other Countries: EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 remain current
NOTE 1: In November, USCIS will continue to accept I-485 applications based on the Department of State’s more favorable Dates for Filing chart.