The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary of the November Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month:

  • China: EB-1 remains current, EB-2 moves ahead 24 days to June 15, 2013, and EB-3 only advances one month to February 1, 2014
  • India: EB-1 remains current, EB-2 advances 23 days to October 8, 2008, and EB-3 remains stalled at October 15, 2006
  • Philippines: EB-2 returns to current and EB-3 moves ahead one month to January 15, 2016
  • All Other Countries: All EB categories are current

PLEASE NOTE: USCIS has announced that in November it will accept employment-based I-485 applications based only on the Department of State’s Final Action Dates chart. As in past months, USCIS will NOT honor the Dates for Filing chart