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September 2018 Visa Bulletin


September 2018 Visa Bulletin

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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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