Green Card Priority Date Movement for April 2016


Use Chart A. Final Action Date for April 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 March 2016

  • EB2 China — Aug 1, 2012 to Sep 1, 2012 (31 days)

  • EB2 India — Oct 15, 2008 to Nov 8, 2008(24 days)

  • EB3 All — Jan 1, 2016 to Feb 15, 2016 (45 days)

  • EB3 China — Jun 1, 2013 to Aug 15, 2013 (75 days)

  • EB3 India — Jul 15, 2004 to Aug 8, 2004 (24 days)

  • EB3 Mexico — Jan 1, 2016 to Feb 15, 2016 (45 days)

  • EB3 Philippines — Mar 15, 2008 to May 1, 2008 (47 days)

  • EB5 China Non-RC — Jan 22, 2014 to Feb 1, 2014 (10 days)

  • EB5 China RC — Jan 22, 2014 to Feb 1, 2014 (10 days)

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

Filing Date

Movement Since March 2016

  • EB2 China — Jan 1, 2013 to Jun 1, 2013 (151 Days)

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

  • EB3 All — Current

  • EB3 China — May 1, 2015 (No Chang)

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

  • EB3 Mexico — 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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