Green Card Priority Date Movement for March 2016


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 February 2016

  • EB2 China — Mar 1, 2012 to Aug 1, 2012 (153 days)

  • EB2 India — Aug 1, 2008 to Oct 15, 2008 (75 days)

  • EB3 All — Oct 1, 2015 to Jan 1, 2016 (92 days)

  • EB3 China — Oct 1, 2012 to Jun 1, 2013 (243 days)

  • EB3 India — Jun 15, 2004 to Jul 15, 2004(30 days)

  • EB3 Mexico — Oct 1, 2015 to Jan 1, 2016 (92 days)

  • EB3 Philippines — Jan 1, 2008 to Mar 15, 2008 (74 days)

  • EB5 China Non-RC — Jan 15, 2014 to Jan 22, 2014 (7 days)

  • EB5 China RC — Jan 15, 2014 to Jan 22, 2014 (7 days)

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

Filing Date

Movement Since February 2016

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

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

  • EB3 All — Jan 1, 2016 to Current

  • EB3 China — Oct 1, 2013 to May 1, 2015 (1 year, 7 months or 577 days)

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

  • EB3 Mexico — Jan 1, 2016 to Current

  • 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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