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June 2016 Visa Bulletin

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

June 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from June 1 to June 30 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 15JAN09 15JAN09 15JAN09 22FEB95 22DEC04
F2A 08NOV14 08NOV14 08NOV14 01SEP14 08NOV14
F2B 22OCT09 22OCT09 22OCT09 08SEP95 01JUN05
F3 01DEC04 01DEC04 01DEC04 22OCT94 01FEB94
F4 08AUG03 01JAN03 01JAN01 15APR97 01DEC92
"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 15OCT15 15OCT15 15OCT15 15OCT15 15OCT15
F2B 15DEC10 15DEC10 15DEC10 15MAY96 01JAN06
F3 01AUG05 01AUG05 01AUG05 01MAY95 01AUG95
F4 01MAY04 01MAY04 01MAY04 01JUN98 01APR93

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.
Employ-
ment
based
All Charge-
ability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01JAN10 C 01OCT04 C C
3rd 15FEB16 01JAN10 15FEB16 22SEP04 15FEB16 01NOV08
Other Workers 15FEB16 22APR07 15FEB16 22SEP04 15FEB16 01NOV08
4th C C 01JAN10 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JAN10 C C C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15FEB14 C C C C
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15FEB14 C 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 01JUN13 01JUL09 C C
3rd C 01MAY15 01JUL05 C 01JAN10
Other Workers C 01AUG09 01JUL05 C 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.  RETROGRESSION OF SEVERAL FAMILY-SPONSORED AND
     EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES FOR THE
     MONTH OF JUNE

FAMILY-SPONSORED:

CHINA F4:  The increased level of applicant demand being received has necessitated retrogression of the June final action date, in an effort to hold number use within the overall China Family-sponsored annual limit. At this time, it is not possible to predict whether this date will advance prior to the end of the fiscal year.

INDIA F4:  The increased level of applicant demand being received has necessitated retrogression of the June final action date, in an effort to hold number use within the overall India Family-sponsored annual limit. This date is not expected to advance prior to the end of the fiscal year. 


EMPLOYMENT-BASED:

INDIA E2:  During the past two months, there have been extremely high levels of Employment-based demand for adjustment of status cases filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  This has necessitated retrogression of the Second preference final action date for the month of June in an effort to hold number use within the FY-2016 annual limit. This date is expected to advance slowly during the last three months of the fiscal year, at a pace consistent with that of the India Employment-based Third preference date.    

CHINA E2 and E3:  During the past two months, there have been extremely high levels of Employment-based demand for adjustment of status cases filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  This has necessitated retrogression of both the Second and Third preference final action dates for the month of June in an effort to hold number use within those FY-2016 annual limits. Neither of these dates is expected to advance prior to the end of the fiscal year.     


Item D of the May Visa Bulletin advised readers that such corrective action might be necessary to control future number use during the coming months.  Every effort will be made to return the retrogressed dates to those listed in the May 2016 Visa Bulletin as quickly as possible, once the FY-2017 annual limits take effect October 1, 2016.  Speculation on how quickly, or when, a full recovery might occur might not be possible until late summer. 


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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