November 2016 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 China /India, EB-3 Philippines Advance

In the November Visa Bulletin, employment-based visa categories continue to advance. EB-2 India advances 9.5 months to 11/01/2007.  EB-2 China moves forward by 5 months to 7/15/2012. EB-3 China moves forward by three months to 04/15/2013 while EB-3 Philippines advances 4 months to 04/01/2011.  Most family-based visa categories advance moderately. 
AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications




FAMILY

Other Countries

China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

10/22/2009

10/22/2009

10/22/2009

04/08/1995

09/01/2005

FD

01/01/2011

01/01/2011

01/01/2011

06/01/1995

05/01/2006

F2A

AD

01/22/2015

01/22/2015

01/22/2015

01/08/2015

01/22/2015

FD

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

F2B

AD

04/15/2010

04/15/2010

04/15/2010

10/08/1995

02/15/2006

FD

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

06/01/1996

02/01/2007

F3

AD

01/22/2005

01/22/2005

01/22/2005

12/01/1994

08/08/1994

FD

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

05/01/1995

01/01/1995

F4

AD

12/01/2003

08/01/2003

02/15/2003

05/08/1997

05/08/1993

FD

07/01/2004

07/01/2004

05/01/2004

12/01/1997

04/01/1994


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 Countries

China

El Salvador Guatemala Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1

AD

C

C

C

C

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD

C

07/15/2012

C

11/01/2007

C

C

FD

C

03/01/2013

N/A

04/22/2009

C

C

EB3

AD

07/01/2016

04/15/2013

07/01/2016

03/08/2005

07/01/2016

04/01/2011

FD

C

05/01/2014

N/A

07/01/2005

C

09/01/2013

Other Workers

AD

07/01/2016

09/01/2005

07/01/2016

03/08/2005

07/01/2016

04/01/2011

FD

C

08/01/2009

N/A

07/01/2005

C

09/01/2013

EB4

AD

C

C

07/15/2015

C

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

03/08/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

06/15/2014

N/A

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)

Adjustment of Status
The following are the USCIS instructions regarding the use of the above State Department visa bulletin for filing the I-485 adjustment of status application:
For Family-Sponsored Filings:
You must use the Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for November 2016.

For Employment-Based 1st through 4th Preference Filings:
You must use the Dates for Filing of Employment Based Visa Applications chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for November 2016.

For Employment-Based 5th Preference Filings:
You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for November 2016. Please see more explanation below.

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