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February 2016 Visa Bulletin

For January 2016 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2016/visa-bulletin-january-2016.aspx

February 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from February 1 to February 29 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-Sponsored All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA-mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 08JUL08 08JUL08  08JUL08 01JAN95 01NOV03
F2A 01SEP14 01SEP14 01SEP14 08JUN14 01SEP14
F2B 15MAY09 15MAY09 15MAY09 08SEP95  01FEB05
F3 01OCT04 01OCT04 01OCT04 08SEP94 22NOV93
F4 08JUN03 08JUN03 08JUN03 01APR97 08AUG92
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 01OCT09 01OCT09 01OCT09 01APR95 01SEP05
F2A 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15 15JUN15
F2B 15DEC10 15DEC10 15DEC10 01APR96 01MAY05
F3 01AUG05 01AUG05 01AUG05 01MAY95 01AUG95
F4 01MAY04 01MAY04 01MAY04 01JUN98 01JAN93

Employment Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment- Based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA - mainland born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01MAR12 01AUG08 C C
3rd 01OCT15 01OCT12 15JUN04 01OCT15 08JAN08
Other Workers 01OCT15 22DEC06 15JUN04 01OCT15 08JAN08
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C 15JAN14 C C C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

C 15JAN14 C C C
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
Based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN16 01OCT13 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
Other Workers 01JAN16 01JAN07 01JUL05 01JAN16 01JAN10
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious
Workers
C C C C C
5th Non-Regional
Center (C5 and T5)
C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01MAY15 C C C

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D.  ANNUAL REPORT OF IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATIONS IN THE
     FAMILY-SPONSORED AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES
     REGISTERED AT THE NATIONAL VISA CENTER AS OF
     NOVEMBER 1, 2015

The National Visa Center has provided the totals of applicants who are registered in the various numerically-limited immigrant categories for processing at overseas posts. This information is available on the Consular Affairs www.travel.state.gov website. The direct link to the item is:

http://www.travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/Immigrant-Statistics/WaitingListItem.pdf


Also See:
      Next Steps: If priority date is current and

      1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

      2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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