//September 2018 Visa Bulletin

September 2018 Visa Bulletin

EB1 is backed up for everyone. The priority date is June 1, 2016 for all areas except China and India, and it remains backed up to January 1, 2012 for India and China.  For individuals who are interviewed at USCIS during this time, post-interview the file will be sent to the National Benefits Center awaiting a current visa number.  Little forward movement is anticipated before December, according to the September Visa Bulletin.

In addition, the September 2018 visa bulletin lists the following EB2 and EB3 final action dates:

EB-2 Worldwide and all areas except India and China: Action Date = January 1, 2013
EB-2 India: Action Date = January 1, 2007
EB-2 China: Action Date = January 1, 2013

Please note that final action dates for September were imposed in early August for adjudication purposes.

EB-3 Worldwide and all areas except India and China: Action Date = November 1, 2016
EB-3 India: Action Date = January 1, 2003
EB-3 China: Action Date = November 1, 2014

For Family Cases, the F2A final action date shifted to July 22, 2016 for all areas, except Mexico, which is July 1, 2016.

The Visa Bulletin indicated that a jump is likely to current for Worldwide EB2 and EB3 on October 1, with the start of the new visa year. Unfortunately, note that jumps are likely to be minimal for certain categories, for example only 3-6 weeks for family cases and 1-2 weeks for EB2 India and “slow movement” for EB2 China.

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