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March 2016 Visa Bulletin

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

March 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released (valid from March 1 to March 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 08AUG08 08AUG08  08AUG08 08JAN95 01APR04
F2A 22SEP14 22SEP14 22SEP14 15JUN14 22SEP14
F2B 22MAY09 22MAY09 22MAY09 08SEP95  01MAR05
F3 15OCT04 15OCT04 15OCT04 15SEP94 08DEC93
F4 01JUL03 01JUL03 01JUL03 01APR97 15AUG92
"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 01AUG12 15OCT08 C C
3rd 01JAN16 01JUN13 15JUL04 01JAN16 15MAR08
Other Workers 01JAN16 01FEB07 15JUL04 01JAN16 15MAR08
4th C C C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C

5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)

C 22JAN14 C C C

5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)

C 22JAN14 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 01AUG07 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.  VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS

FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)

Worldwide dates:

F1:    Three to five weeks
F2A:   Up to one month
F2B:   Up to three weeks
F3:     Up to four weeks
F4:     Three to four weeks

EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)

Employment First:    Current

Employment Second

Worldwide: Current

China:        Up to five months.

India:         Up to three months.

Employment Third:

Worldwide: The rapid forward movement of this cut-off date during the
                 past ten months should generate a significant amount of
                 demand for numbers. When such demand begins to
                 materialize it will be necessary to limit movement of this
                 cut-off date. 

China:        Up to five months.
India:         Up to one month.
Mexico:      Will remain at the worldwide date.
Philippines: Up to four months. 

Employment Fourth:  Current for most countries

Employment Fifth:    The category will remain "Current" for most countries.

                              China-mainland born: Slow forward movement.

The above projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen on a monthly basis through June based on current applicant demand patterns. Readers should never assume that recent trends in cut-off date movements are guaranteed for the future, or that "corrective" action will not be required at some point in an effort to maintain number use within the applicable annual limits. The determination of the actual monthly cut-off dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables. 


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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