//December 2018 Visa Bulletin

December 2018 Visa Bulletin

Final Action Dates for EB1 remain backlogged for the month of December, 2018: The final action date for EB1 shifted slightly to July 1, 2017 for all areas except China and India, which are backed up to September 1, 2016.  For individuals who are not current but 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.

The December 2018 visa bulletin lists the following EB2 and EB3 final action dates:

EB-2 Worldwide and all areas except India and China: Action Date = current
EB-2 India: Action Date = April 1, 2009 (1 week movement)
EB-2 China: Action Date = July 1, 2015

EB-3 Worldwide and all areas except India and China: Action Date = current
EB-3 India: Action Date = March 1, 2009 (slight forward movement)
EB-3 China: Action Date = June 8, 2015 (movement of only one week)

It is notable that USCIS has indicated that adjustment of status applicants may use the filing dates for the month of December. This date allows for filing but not approval, which is still a benefit to applicants.  For applicable dates, see the complete visa bulletin at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-december-2018.html.

For Family Cases, the F2A final action date shifted slightly to October 8, 2016 for all areas, except Mexico, which moved to September 22, 2016.

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