October 2015 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State (DOS) released the monthly Visa Bulletin and below is a summary of green card Final Action Dates and Dates For Filing dates for employment-based immigrant visa categories for the month of October.

Green Card "Dates for Filing" Availability Dates

Individuals with priority dates prior to the dates listed in the chart below are eligible to file their green card applications during the month of October.

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Green Card Approval "Final Action Dates"

Individuals with priority dates prior to the dates listed in the chart below have a green card available to them during the month of October, therefore, the US government may take final action on their case.

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Below is a summary of changes from the visa bulletin for September for final action dates:

  • The EB-2 China category has advanced from January 1, 2006 to January 1, 2012.
  • The EB-2 India category retrogressed from January 1, 2006 to May 1, 2005.
  • The EB-3 World and Mexico categories remain at August 15, 2015.
  • The EB-3 China category advances aggressively from December 22, 2004 to October 15, 2011.
  • The EB-3 India category retrogressed from December 22, 2004 to March 8, 2004.
  • The EB-3 Philippines category shows significant advancement from December 22, 2004 to January 1, 2007.
  • The EB-5 China advances slightly from September 22, 2013 to October 8, 2013.

Comparison to Prior Months

The following is a comparison of priority date movement for final action dates since the inception of the current retrogression in 2007:

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Month-to-month availability of immigrant visas varies and depends on many factors. These forecasts do not guarantee future availability.