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November 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: November 2017 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 (October 8, 2008) and China (June 15, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (October 15, 2006), China (February 1, 2014), and the Philippines (January 15, 2016); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (October 15, 2006), China (April 1, 2006), and the Philippines (January 15, 2016); EB-4 and religious workers are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (November 1, 2015) and Mexico (April 1, 2016); EB-5 non-regional and regional centers are current for all countries except China (July 1, 2014). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at November 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) is June 8, 1994.

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 (February 8, 2009) and China (November 15, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2008), China (September 1, 2015), and the Philippines (August 1, 2016); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2008), China (June 1, 2008), and the Philippines (August 1, 2016); EB-4 and religious workers are all current except for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (April 15, 2016); and EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (October 1, 2014). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at November 1, 2016 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 March 1, 1995.