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August 2016 Department of State Visa Bulletin

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

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (January 1, 2010); EB-2 is at February 1, 2014 for all countries except China (January 1, 2010) and India (November 15, 2004); EB-3 is at March 15, 2016 for all countries except India (November 8, 2004), China (January 1, 2010), and the Philippines (May 15, 2009); EB-3 other workers is at March 15, 2016 for all countries except India (November 8, 2004), China (January 1, 2004), and the Philippines (May 15, 2009); EB-4 is current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Mexico (January 1, 2010); religious workers are all current except El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Mexico (January 1, 2010); EB-5 non-regional and regional centers are current for all countries except China (February 15, 2014). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at November 15, 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) February 1, 1993.

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 (June 1, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (May 1, 2015), and the Philippines (January 1, 2013); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (August 1, 2009), and the Philippines (January 1, 2013); EB-4 and 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 November 22, 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 July 15, 1993.