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January 2016 Visa Bulletin

For December 2015 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2016/visa-bulletin-december-2015.aspx

January 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from January 1 to January 31 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 15MAY08 15MAY08  15MAY08 22DEC94 01JUN03
F2A 01AUG14 01AUG14 01AUG14 01JUN14 01AUG14
F2B 01APR09 01APR09 01APR09 08SEP95  01JAN05
F3 01AUG04 01AUG04 01AUG04 01AUG94 01NOV93
F4 22APR03 22APR03 22APR03 01APR97 22JUL92
"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 01FEB12 01FEB08 C C
3rd 01OCT15 01JUL12 15MAY04 01OCT15 01NOV07
Other Workers 01OCT15 01DEC06 15MAY04 01OCT15 01NOV07
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C 08JAN14 C C C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

U U U U U
"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


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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