April 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For the official February 2018 Visa Bulletin, please click here: http://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-february-2018.aspx

Please see April 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115MAY1115MAY1115MAY1108SEP9608NOV05
F2A22APR1622APR1622APR1622MAR1622APR16
F2B15FEB1115FEB1115FEB1101NOV9608AUG06
F322DEC0522DEC0522DEC0522JUL9515APR95
F415AUG0422AUG0408FEB0408DEC9715DEC94
"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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101MAR1201MAR1201MAR1201FEB9701JAN08
F2A01JAN1701JAN1701JAN1701JAN1701JAN17
F2B08OCT1108OCT1108OCT1108FEB9708OCT07
F315DEC0515DEC0515DEC0501NOV9515JUL95
F408DEC0408DEC0401AUG0422MAR9822APR95

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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC22NOV1315JAN09CC
3rdC15NOV1415MAR07C22NOV16
Other WorkersCTBD15MAR07C22NOV16
4thCCC15AUG16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15AUG16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
"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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01MAR1501APR09CC
3rdC08APR1601JUN08C22JAN17
Other WorkersCTBD01JUN08C22JAN17
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01NOV14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01NOV14CCC

If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130/NVC/I-140/I-485 case in the free GC tracker: http://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.

The dates above have been calculated from data provided by USCIS/DOS. It does not include future demand (which can increase or decrease anytime). Hence data will keep changing every month. We will update these tables as we get more data from USCIS or DOS.

Similar to EB3 category movement, we have previously added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.

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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