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March 2018 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: March 2018 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 (December 15, 2008) and China (December 8, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (January 7, 2007), China (November 15, 2014), and the Philippines (May 1, 2016); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2007), China (March 1, 2007), and the Philippines (May 1, 2016); EB-4 are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (December 1, 2015) and Mexico (July 1, 2016); Religious Worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (December 1, 2015) and Mexico (July 1, 2016). EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (July 22, 2014).  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at March 22, 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) is November 22, 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 (February 1, 2015); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2008), China (January 1, 2016), and the Philippines (October 1, 2016); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2008), China (June 1, 2008), and the Philippines (October 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 (September 1, 2014).  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at May 1, 2017 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.