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October 2016 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For October 2016 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2016/visa-bulletin-october-2016.aspx

Please see below analysis of October 2016 Visa Bulletin:

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
F1+7 Days+7 Days+7 Days+10 Days+1 Month
F2A+1 Month 7 Days+1 Month 7 Days+1 Month 7 Days+3 Months+1 Month 7 Days
F2B+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 Days+16 Days+1 Month
F3+21 Days+21 Days+21 Days+7 Days+23 Days
F4+24 Days+4 Months+1 Year 11 Months+9 Days+1 Month 14 Days
"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
F1+1 Year+1 Year+1 Year+2 Months+4 Months 10 Days
F2ANo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
F2BNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change+10 Days+1 Year
F3No ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change-7 Months
F4+16 Days+16 DaysNo Change-6 Months+8 Months 17 Days

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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stNo Change+6 Years 9 Months+6 Years 9 MonthsNo ChangeNo Change
2nd+2 Years 8 Months+2 Years 1 Month 14 Days+1 Year 10 Months 21 Days+2 Years 8 Months+2 Years 8 Months
3rd+1 Month+3 Years 21 Days+14 Days+1 Month+5 Months
4thNo ChangeNo Change+6 Years 9 Months+6 Years 9 MonthsNo Change
5thUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailable
"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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
2ndNo Change-3 Months-2 Months 9 DaysNo ChangeNo Change
3rdNo Change-1 YearNo ChangeNo Change+8 Months
4thNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
5thNo Change-10 Months 16 DaysNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change

Also See:

      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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