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May 2019 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link: May 2019

Employment-based petitions must use the Final Action Dates chart. The employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 is at March 1, 2018 for all countries except China and India (February 22, 2017); EB-2 is current for all countries except China (May 15, 2016) and India (April 16, 2009); EB-3 is current for all countries except China (August 22, 2015), India (July 1, 2009) and the Philippines (June 1, 2018);  EB-3 other workers is current for all countries except China (September 1, 2007), India (July 1, 2009) and the Philippines (June 1, 2018); EB-4 and religious worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (March 8, 2016) and Mexico (August 1, 2018); and EB-5 non-regional centers and regional centers are current for all countries except China (September 22, 2014) and Vietnam (September 22, 2016).  Family based petitions must use the Dates for Filing chart.  Family based petitions are backlogged, with the most recent date at January 8, 2018 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 February 15, 1998.