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 December Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month:

China:   EB-1 remains current; EB-2 moves forward seven weeks to January 1, 2019; and EB-3 remains stalled at March 22, 2018.

India:    EB-1 remains current; EB-2 jumps ahead five months to May 1, 2012; and EB-3 remains January 15, 2012.

All Other Countries:        EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 remain current

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