December 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see December 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
F101JUL1101JUL1101JUL1108SEP9722MAR07
F2A08OCT1608OCT1608OCT1601OCT1608OCT16
F2B01FEB1201FEB1201FEB1201JUL9715JUN07
F301AUG0601AUG0601AUG0608JAN9601JUL95
F415APR0515APR0522JUN0415FEB9815JUL95
"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
F108MAY1208MAY1208MAY1208DEC9801MAR08
F2A01JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN18
F2B08JUN1408JUN1408JUN1408JUL9722DEC07
F308FEB0708FEB0708FEB0701APR9901AUG97
F415JUN0515JUN0515JAN0501JUL9808MAY96

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
1st01MAY1701JUL1601JUL1601MAY1701MAY17
2ndC15JUL1508APR09CC
3rdC08JUL1508MAR09C22JUL17
Other WorkersCTBD08MAR09C22JUL17
4thCCC08DEC16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08DEC16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15SEP14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15SEP14CCC
"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
1st01JUL1801NOV1701NOV1701JUL1801JUL18
2ndC01AUG1501JUN09CC
3rdC08SEP1522NOV09C01AUG17
Other WorkersCTBD22NOV09C01AUG17
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01NOV14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01NOV14CCC
Visa Bulletin Predictions

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: https://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.

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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