October 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see October 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
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F108MAY1108MAY1108MAY1115SEP9701JAN07
F2A15AUG1615AUG1615AUG1622JUL1615AUG16
F2B01DEC1101DEC1101DEC1115MAY9701MAY07
F315JUN0615JUN0615JUN0615JAN9608JUN95
F408APR0508APR0515JUN0422JAN9801JUL95
"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
F101APR1201APR1201APR1215NOV9801MAR08
F2A22JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN18
F2B08JUN1408JUN1408JUN1401JUL9701JAN08
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
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st01JUL1601FEB1201FEB1201JUL1601JUL16
2ndC01MAR1515MAR09CC
3rdC01FEB1501JAN09 C01JUN17
Other WorkersCTBD01JAN09 C01JUN17
4thCCC22OCT16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22OCT16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08SEP14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08SEP14CCC
"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
1stCCCCC
2ndC15MAY1501JUN09CC
3rdC08JAN1608JUL09C15AUG17
Other WorkersCTBD08JUL09C15AUG17
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

Recommended Reading: More Reading:

Please click here for latest immigration news or see the top menu for the latest analysis, news stories and other useful FAQ or USCIS links.
Discuss With Everyone: View Previous 16,500+ comments


Live Visitors:
Current Online Users:
Charts & Calculator:
Visa Bulletins:

View 2018 Visa BulletinsView 2017 Visa BulletinsView 2016 Visa Bulletins
View 2015 Visa BulletinsView 2014 Visa BulletinsView 2013 Visa BulletinsView 2012 Visa BulletinsView 2011 Visa BulletinsView 2010 Visa BulletinsView 2009 Visa BulletinsView 2008 Visa BulletinsView 2007 Visa BulletinsView 2006 Visa BulletinsView 2005 Visa BulletinsView 2004 Visa BulletinsView 2003 Visa BulletinsView 2002 Visa Bulletins
Follow By Email:
Get latest visa bulletin and blog posts sent directly to your email address.
Our Friendly Sponsor:
Find Us On Facebook:


EB I-485 Pending Inventory:
Support Site:

If you would like to support this site, please consider donating using any of the options below or simply visit our friendly sponsors:

($2 or more)

Rate My Professor Celebrity Net Worth