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January 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: January 2016 Visa Bulletin

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India (February 1, 2008) and China (February 1, 2012); EB-3 is at October 1, 2015 for all countries except India (May 15, 2004), China (July 1, 2012), and the Philippines (November 1, 2007); EB-3 other workers is at October 1, 2015 for all countries except India (May 15, 2004), China (December 1, 2006), and the Philippines (November 1, 2007); EB-4, religious workers are all current; EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (January 8, 2014); and EB-5 regional centers are unavailable. Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at August 1, 2014 for F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for F4 Philippines (brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens) July 22, 1992.

For the Date for Filing, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 is current for all countries except India (July 1, 2009) and China (January 1, 2013); EB-3 is at January 1, 2016 for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (October 1, 2013), and the Philippines (January 1, 2010); EB-3 other workers is at January 1, 2016 for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (January 1, 2007), and the Philippines (January 1, 2010); EB-4, religious workers are all current; and EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (May 1, 2015). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at June 15, 2015 for F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for F4 Philippines (brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens) of January 1, 1993.