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April 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2017 Visa Bulletin.

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries; EB-2 remains current for all countries except India (June 22, 2008) and China (January 15, 2013); EB-3 is at February 15, 2017 for all countries except India (March 24, 2005), China (August 15, 2014), and the Philippines (September 15, 2012); EB-3 other workers is at February 15, 2017 for all countries except India (March 24, 2005), China (March 1, 2006), and the Philippines (September 15, 2012); EB-4 is current for all countries except Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (July 15, 2015); religious workers are all current except Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (July 15, 2015); EB-5 non-regional and regional centers are current for all countries except China (May 22, 2014).  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at June 8, 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) September 8, 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 (April 22, 2009) and China (March 1, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (May 1, 2014), and the Philippines (September 1, 2013); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (July 1, 2005), China (August 1, 2009), and the Philippines (September 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 (June 15, 2014).  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 April 1, 1994.