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October 2018 Visa Bulletin Analysis

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

Please see below analysis of October 2018 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
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 +1 Month 23 Days +1 Month 23 Days +1 Month 23 Days No Change +1 Month 7 Days
F2A +1 Month +1 Month +1 Month +1 Month +1 Month
F2B +21 Days +21 Days +21 Days +23 Days +23 Days
F3 +1 Month 14 Days +1 Month 14 Days +1 Month 14 Days No Change +7 Days
F4 +1 Month 7 Days +1 Month 7 Days +23 Days +7 Days +7 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
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 No Change No Change No Change +1 Month 7 Days No Change
F2A No Change No Change No Change No Change No Change
F2B No Change No Change No Change +14 Days No Change
F3 +3 Months 16 Days +3 Months 16 Days +3 Months 16 Days +2 Months 14 Days +1 Year 10 Months
F4 +1 Month +1 Month No Change +21 Days +4 Months 7 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
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st +10 Months +4 Years 5 Months +4 Years 5 Months +10 Months +10 Months
2nd +5 Years 9 Months +2 Years 3 Months +2 Years 2 Months 25 Days +5 Years 9 Months +5 Years 9 Months
3rd +1 Year 11 Months +7 Months +6 Years +1 Year 11 Months +7 Months
4th No Change No Change +2 Years 7 Months 15 Days +8 Months 7 Days No Change
5th Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable
"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 -3 Months -11 Months -11 Months -3 Months -3 Months
2nd No Change +2 Months 14 Days No Change No Change No Change
3rd No Change -4 Months 24 Days +5 Months No Change No Change
4th No Change No Change No Change No Change No Change
5th No Change No Change No Change No Change No Change

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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, case 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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