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September 2018 Visa Bulletin

September 2018 Visa Bulletin


Department of State released the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

Note: USCIS has not designated the Final Actions Dates chart or the Dates of Filing chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications within the U.S. for September 2018.

Below are some key changes for the employment-based preference categories this month:

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

  • EB1 for China and India remain at 01/01/2012. All other EB1 have moved forward one month from 05/01/2016 to 06/01/2016.
  • EB2 China retrogressed more than two years from 03/01/2015 to 01/01/2013. EB2 India retrogressed more than two years from 03/15/2009 to 01/01/2007. All other EB2 retrogressed from current date to 01/01/2013.
  • EB3 China moved forward four months from 07/01/2014 to 11/01/2014. EB3 India retrogressed six years from 01/01/2009 to 01/01/2003. EB3 Philippines retrogressed seven months from 06/01/2017 to 11/01/2016. All other EB3 retrogressed from current date to 11/01/2016.
  • EB5 China and Vietnam moved forward one week from 08/01/2014 to 08/08/2014. All other EB5 remain current.

Dates for Filing of Employment-Based Visa Applications:

  • All EB1 remain current
  • EB2 China remains at 04/01/2015. EB2 India remains at 05/22/2009. All other EB2 remain current.
  • EB3 China remains at 01/01/2016. EB3 India remains at 05/01/2009. EB3 Philippines remains at 07/01/2017. All other EB3 remain current.
  • EB5 China remains at 10/01/2014. All other EB5 remain current.


Updated 08/10/2018


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