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December 2018 Visa Bulletin

For November 2018 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-november-2018.aspx

For analysis of December 2018 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-analysis-december-2018.aspx

December 2018 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from December 1 to December 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 08AUG11
08AUG11 08AUG11 01AUG97 15FEB07
F2A 08OCT16 08OCT16 08OCT16 22SEP16 08OCT16
F2B 15FEB12 15FEB12 15FEB12 08JUN97 08JUN07
F3 01AUG06 01AUG06 01AUG06 22DEC95  08JUL95
F4 22APR05 22APR05 08JUN04 08FEB98 15JUL95
"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 08MAR12 08MAR12 08MAR12 22APR99 15FEB08
F2A 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17 01DEC17
F2B 22MAR14 22MAR14 22MAR14 01AUG97 15DEC07
F3 08JAN07 08JAN07 08JAN07 08OCT99 01JUN97
F4 01FEB06 01FEB06 01JAN05 15SEP98 22APR97

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
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st 01JUL17 01SEP16 01JUL17 01SEP16 01JUL17 01JUL17 01JUL17
2nd C 01JUL15 C 01APR09 C C C
3rd C 08JUN15 C 01MAR09 C 15JUN17 C
Other Workers C 01JUN07 C 01MAR09 C 15JUN17 C
4th C C 22FEB16 C 01JAN17 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 22FEB16 C 01JAN17 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 22AUG14 C C C C 01MAY16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 22AUG14 C C C C 01MAY16
"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
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01OCT17 01JUN18 01JUN18
2nd C 08SEP15 C 22MAY09  C C
3rd C 01DEC15 C 01JAN10 C 01AUG17
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01JAN10 C 01AUG17
4th C C 01MAY16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01OCT14 C C C C

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      Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, processing time, etc: https://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

      Next Steps: If priority date is current and

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

      2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: https://www.mygcvisa.com/nvc/overview-after-nvc-petition-approved.aspx

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