January 2018 Visa Bulletin



There is not much movement in the first Visa Bulletin of 2018. The EB-2 and EB-3 categories advance several weeks for India and China. EB-3 Philippines moves forward by one month. Family 1st and 2nd categories also advance moderately. 

AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval) FD : Dates for Filing Applications

      Family

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

03/15/2011

03/15/2011

03/15/2011

05/01/1996

01/01/2005
FD

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

01/01/2012

11/01/1996

10/01/2007

F2A

AD

02/01/2016
02/01/2016
02/01/2016
01/01/2016
02/01/2016
FD

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

11/01/2016

F2B

AD

12/01/2010

12/01/2010
12/01/2010
08/15/1996
07/01/2006
FD

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

09/01/2011

01/01/1997

09/01/2007

F3

AD

10/08/2005
10/08/2005

10/08/2005

06/15/1995

03/15/1995

FD

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

12/01/2005

10/01/1995

06/15/1995

F4

AD

06/22/2004

06/22/2004

12/15/2003

11/01/1997

09/01/1994

FD

11/15/2004

11/15/2004

06/22/2004

02/08/1998

03/01/1995


1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,000 per year).2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens.(about 23,000 per year)4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens.(about 65,000 per year)



Employment

Other Counties

China

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1

AD

C

         C

C

          C

C

C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

C

EB2

AD

 C

08/08/2013

C

  11/22/2008

C

C

FD

C

11/15/2013

C

02/08/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

C

04/15/2014

C

11/01/2006

C

02/15/2016

FD

C

09/01/2015

C

01/01/2008

C

08/01/2016

Other Workers

AD

C

12/22/2006

C

11/012006

C

02/15/2016

FD

C

06/01/2008

C

01/01/2008

C

08/01/2016

EB4

AD

C

C

12/01/2015

C

06/01/2016

C

FD

C

C

04/15/2016

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

07/22/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

10/01/2014

C

C

C

C

1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding prof./researchers)2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others) 5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

Notes:  The following two categories (not listed above) have become "unavailable" in January 2018 -
- Certain Religious Workers for all countries.
- 5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) for China born applicants.


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