Sep 12 2018

October 2018 Visa Bulletin

Department of State released the October 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

Note: USCIS has designated the Dates of Filing chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications within the U.S. for October 2018.

Below are some key changes for the employment-based preference categories this month:

Dates for Filing of Employment-Based Visa Applications:

  • EB-1 China and India retrogressed from current to 10/01/2017. All other EB-1 retrogressed from current to 06/01/2018.
  • EB2 China moved forward six weeks from 04/01/2015 to 06/15/2015. EB2 India remains at 05/22/2009. All other EB2 remain current.
  • EB3 China retrogressed nearly five months from 01/01/2016 to 08/08/2015. EB3 India moved forward five months from 05/01/2009 to 10/01/2009. EB3 Philippines remains at 07/01/2017. All other EB3 remain current.
  • EB5 China remains at 10/01/2014. All other EB5 remain current.

Updated 09/20/2018