Aug 10 2018

September 2018 Visa Bulletin

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

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

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

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

  • EB1 for China and India remain at 01/01/2012. All other EB1 have moved forward one month from 05/01/2016 to 06/01/2016.
  • EB2 China retrogressed more than two years from 03/01/2015 to 01/01/2013. EB2 India retrogressed more than two years from 03/15/2009 to 01/01/2007. All other EB2 retrogressed from current date to 01/01/2013.
  • EB3 China moved forward four months from 07/01/2014 to 11/01/2014. EB3 India retrogressed six years from 01/01/2009 to 01/01/2003. EB3 Philippines retrogressed seven months from 06/01/2017 to 11/01/2016. All other EB3 retrogressed from current date to 11/01/2016.
  • EB5 China and Vietnam moved forward one week from 08/01/2014 to 08/08/2014. All other EB5 remain current.

Updated 09/12/2018