Green Card Priority Date Movement for December 2015


The Visa Bulletin will now have two different charts because of the revised procedures. DOS will post two charts per visa preference category in the DOS Visa Bulletin. The charts are:

  • Application Final Action Dates (dates when visas may finally be issued); and
  • Dates for Filing Applications (earliest dates when applicants may be able to apply).

When USCIS determines there are immigrant visas available for the filing of additional adjustment of status applications, the B. Adjustment Application Filing Dates chart may be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS.  Otherwise, the A. Visa Processing Dates chart must be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS. USCIS will determine which chart is effective for the following month approximately one week after DOS publishes the Visa Bulletin.

A. Visa Processing Dates (Final Action Dates for EB Categories)

Final Action

Movement Since November 2015

  • EB2 China — Feb 1, 2012 (No Change)

  • EB2 India — Aug 1, 2006 to Jun 1, 2007 (304 days)

  • EB3 All — Aug 15, 2015 to Sep 1, 2015 (17 days)

  • EB3 China — Jan 1, 2012 to Apr 15, 2012 (105 days)

  • EB3 India — Apr 1, 2004 to Apr 22, 2004 (21 days)

  • EB3 Mexico — Aug 15, 2015 to Sep 1, 2015 (17 days)

  • EB3 Philippines — Jun 15, 2007 to Aug 1, 2007 (15 days)

  • EB5 China Non-RC — Nov 22, 2013 to Dec 15, 2013 (23 days)

  • EB5 China RC — Nov 22, 2013 to Dec 15, 2013 (23 days)

B. Adjustment Application Filing Dates (Filing of EB Applications)

Filing Date

  • EB2 China — Jan 1, 2013 (No Change)

  • EB2 India — Jul 1, 2009 (No Change)

  • EB3 All — Sep 1, 2015 (No Change)

  • EB3 China — Oct 1, 2013 (No Change)

  • EB3 India — Jul 1, 2005 (No Change)

  • EB3 Mexico — Sep 1, 2015 (No Change)

  • EB3 Philippines — Jan 1, 2010 (No Change)

  • EB5 China Non-RC — May 1, 2015 (No Change)

  • EB5 China RC — May 1, 2015 (No Change)

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