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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.

India:  No movement in any category. EB-1 halts at January 1, 2017; EB-2 at January 1, 2012; EB-3 and EB-3 Other Workers at May 1, 2012.

China:  No movement in any category. EB-1 stalls at February 15, 2022; EB-2 at October 1, 2019; EB-3 at  January 1, 2020; and EB-3 Other Workers at January 1, 2016.

All Other Countries:  EB-1 remains current; EB-2 inches forward one week, to July 15, 2022; EB-3 freezes at December 1, 2021, and EB-3 Other Workers at August 1, 2020.

NOTE 1: USCIS will accept I-485 applications in November based on the Department of State’s slightly more favorable Dates for Filing chart.