December 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 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
F108JUN1108JUN1108JUN1122MAR9801FEB07
F2A22OCT1622OCT1622OCT1608OCT1622OCT16
F2B15DEC1115DEC1115DEC1101JUL9708MAR07
F301SEP0601SEP0601SEP0615MAR9601JUN95
F401FEB0501FEB0508JUN0422MAR9801SEP95
"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
F108JUN1208JUN1208JUN1201SEP9922APR08
F2A08AUG1808AUG1808AUG1808AUG1808AUG18
F2B01MAR1201MAR1201MAR1215OCT9715FEB08
F322JAN0722JAN0722JAN0715MAR0015OCT95
F408JUL0508JUL0522MAR0501AUG9801APR96

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
1stC22MAY1222MAY12CC
2ndC01OCT1522JUN09CC
3rdC01JUN1315DEC09C08FEB18
Other WorkersCTBD15DEC09C08FEB18
4thCCC22APR16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22APR16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22DEC14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22DEC14CCC
"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
2ndC15NOV1508JUL09CC
3rdC22FEB1601JUN10C01MAY18
Other WorkersCTBD01JUN10C01MAY18
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15FEB15CCC

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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