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The visa bulletin is out at this link: Visa Bulletin for November 2018

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 is at April 1, 2017 for all countries except India and China (June 1, 2016); EB-2 is current for all countries except India (March 26, 2009) and China (May 15, 2015); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2009), China (June 1, 2015), and the Philippines (June 8, 2017); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (January 1, 2009), China (May 1, 2007), and the Philippines (June 8, 2017); EB-4 and religious worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (February 15, 2016) and Mexico (November 22, 2016); EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (August 15, 2014) and Vietnam (February 1, 2016).  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at September 15, 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 June 15, 1995.

For the Date for Filing, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 is at June 1, 2018 for all countries except India and China (October 1, 2017); EB-2 is current for all countries except India (May 22, 2009) and China (June 15, 2015); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2009), China (August 8, 2015), and the Philippines (July 1, 2017); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2009), China (June 1, 2008), and the Philippines (July 1, 2017); EB-4 and religious worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (May 1, 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 December 1, 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 April 8, 1996.

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

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China and India (January 1, 2012); EB-2 remains current for all countries except India (July 22, 2008) and China (March 22, 2013); EB-3 is at June 8, 2017 for all countries except India (February 15, 2006), China (January 1, 2012), and the Philippines (May 15, 2014); EB-3 other workers is at June 8, 2017 for all countries except India (February 15, 2006), China (July 15, 2006), and the Philippines (May 15, 2014); EB-4 and religious workers are current for all countries except India, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (August 15, 2015); EB-5 non-regional and regional centers are current for all countries except China (June 8, 2014). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at September 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) is February 15, 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 1, 2009) and China (October 1, 2013); EB-3 is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2006), China (September 1, 2015), and the Philippines (July 1, 2015); EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except India (October 1, 2006), China (June 1, 2008), and the Philippines (July 1, 2015); EB-4 and religious workers are all current; 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 April 8, 2016 for F2A (spouses and children under 21 of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for F3 Philippines (married sons and daughters of U.S. Citizens) of February 1, 1995.

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June 2017 Department of State Visa Bulletin

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

For the Application Final Action Dates, employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 remains current for all countries except China and India (January 1, 2012); EB-2 remains current for all countries except India (July 1, 2008) and China (March 1, 2013); EB-3 is at April 15, 2017 for all countries except India (May 15, 2005), China (October 1, 2014), and the Philippines (May 1, 2013); EB-3 other workers is at April 15, 2017 for all countries except India (May 15, 2005), China (July 15, 2006), and the Philippines (May 1, 2013); EB-4 and religious workers are current for all countries except Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (July 15, 2015); EB-5 non-regional and regional centers are current for all countries except China (June 8, 2014). Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at August 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) November 22, 1993.