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April 2019 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2019

Employment-based petitions must use the Final Action Dates chart. The employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 is at February 1, 2018 for all countries except China and India (February 22, 2017); EB-2 is current for all countries except China (April 1, 2016) and India (April 12, 2009); EB-3 is current for all countries except China (August 1, 2015), India (June 22, 2009) and the Philippines (March 1, 2018);  EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except China (August 22, 2007), India (June 22, 2009) and the Philippines (March 1, 2018); EB-4 and religious worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (March 8, 2016) and Mexico (April 1, 2018); and EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (September 15, 2014) and Vietnam (August 22, 2016).  Family based petitions must use the Dates for Filing chart.  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at December 15, 2017 for F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for Philippines F4 (brothers and sisters of U.S. Citizens) at January 15, 1998.