September 2016 Visa Bulletin: India EB2 / EB3 Advance

In the September 2016 visa bulletin, China’s employment cutoff dates stay unchanged. India’s EB-1 remains unchanged.  EB-2 and EB-3 India move forward by 3 months.  EB-3 Philippines advances 13 months. 

Family 1st China, India and Worldwide move forward by 4 months;  Family 1st Philippines advances 3 months.  Family 2A remains unchanged for all categories.  



AD: Dates for Final Action (Approval)

FD : Dates for Filing Applications

FAMILY

Other Countries

China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

09/15/2009

09/15/2009

09/15/2009

03/22/1995

07/01/2005

FD

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

04/01/1995

12/22/2005

F2A

AD

11/15/2014

11/15/2014

11/15/2014

09/01/2014

11/15/2014

FD

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

11/22/2015

F2B

AD

02/01/2010

02/01/2010

02/01/2010

09/15/1995

12/01/2005

FD

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

02/08/2011

05/22/1996

02/01/2006

F3

AD

12/01/2004

12/01/2004

12/01/2004

11/15/1994

06/15/1994

FD

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

08/22/2005

05/01/1995

08/01/1995

F4

AD

10/08/2003

01/01/2003

01/01/2001

04/22/1997

03/15/1993

FD

06/15/2004

06/15/2004

05/01/2004

06/01/1998

07/15/1993


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

01/01/2010

C

01/01/2010

C

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB2

AD

02/01/2014

01/01/2010

02/01/2014

02/22/2005

02/01/2014

02/01/2014

FD

C

06/01/2013

N/A

07/01/2009

C

C

            EB3

AD

05/01/2016

01/01/2010

05/01/2016

02/15/2005

05/01/2016

07/01/2010

FD

C

05/01/2015

N/A

07/01/2005

C

01/01/2013

    Other    Workers

AD

05/01/2016

01/01/2004

05/01/2016

02/15/2005

05/01/2016

07/01/2010

FD

C

08/01/2009

N/A

07/01/2005

C

01/01/2013

EB4

AD

C

C

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

01/01/2010

C

FD

C

C

N/A

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

02/15/2014

C

C

C

C

FD

C

05/01/2015

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)

USCIS’ decision for September as below:

For Family-Sponsored Filings:

You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016.

For Employment-Based Filings:

You must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2016.

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