September 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see September 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
F115MAY1115MAY1115MAY1101NOV9708SEP06
F2A08AUG1608AUG1608AUG1601AUG1608AUG16
F2B01OCT1101OCT1101OCT1122APR9715FEB07
F322JUN0622JUN0622JUN0615JAN9608MAY95
F415DEC0415DEC0422APR0408FEB9801JUN95
"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
F115APR1215APR1215APR1201FEB9915MAR08
F2A08MAR1808MAR1808MAR1808MAR1808MAR18
F2B01FEB1201FEB1201FEB1201AUG9708JAN08
F308NOV0608NOV0608NOV0608MAY9901SEP95
F401JUN0501JUN0501FEB0522JUN9822JAN96

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
1stC01MAR1201MAR12CC
2ndC22APR1522APR09CC
3rdC01MAR1315APR09C08JUN17
Other WorkersCTBD15APR09C08JUN17
4thCCC08MAR16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08MAR16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01OCT14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01OCT14CCC
"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
2ndC01JUL1508JUN09CC
3rdC22JAN1608OCT09C01NOV17
Other WorkersCTBD08OCT09C01NOV17
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01DEC14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01DEC14CCC

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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