August 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see August 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
F101MAY1101MAY1101MAY1115SEP9722JUL06
F2A15JUL1615JUL1615JUL1601JUL1615JUL16
F2B08SEP1108SEP1108SEP1101APR9708FEB07
F322MAY0622MAY0622MAY0622DEC9522APR95
F401DEC0401DEC0408APR0401FEB9822APR95
"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
F101APR1201APR1201APR1215NOV9801MAR08
F2A22JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN18
F2B15JAN1215JAN1215JAN1201JUL9701JAN08
F315OCT0615OCT0615OCT0622JAN9915AUG95
F415MAY0515MAY0515JAN0515JUN9822DEC95

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
1stC01FEB1201FEB12CC
2ndC22FEB1501APR09CC
3rdC01FEB1322JAN09C22MAR17
Other WorkersCTBD22JAN09C22MAR17
4thCCC22FEB16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22FEB16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01SEP14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01SEP14CCC
"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
2ndC15MAY1501JUN09CC
3rdC08JAN1615JUL09C01SEP17
Other WorkersCTBD15JUL09C01SEP17
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: 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.

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://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/nvc-consular-processing-steps.html

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