November Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State has released the November 2018 visa bulletin. While there are no real surprises, we will go through the details below. It should be noted that USCIS has stated that the Dates for Filing should be used for both family and employment based immigrant visas, so we will indicate those below as well.

Work Based Immigration Visas

EB1: The dates stayed the same (June 1, 2016 for India and China and April 1, 2017 for All Other Countries). Dates for Filing: October 1, 2017 for India and China and June 1, 2018 for All Other Countries).

EB2: China had the only change, going forward about 1 month to May 15, 2015. Otherwise India stayed at March 26, 2009 and All Other Countries stayed current. Dates for Filing: China is at June 15, 2015 and India is at May 22, 2009.

EB3: All stayed the same as last month (June 1, 2015 for China, January 1, 2009 for India and June 8, 2017 for the Philippines, while All Other Countries remained current). Dates for Filing: August 8, 2015 for China, October 1, 2009 for India, and July 17, 2017 for the Philippines.

Family Based Immigrant Visas

F1: Mexico stayed at August 1, 1997, the Philippines moved to February 1, 2007 and India, China and All Other Countries moved to June 22, 2011. Dates for Filing: Mexico stayed at October 8, 1998, the Philippines stayed at February 15, 2008 and India, China and All Other Countries stayed at March 8, 2012.

F2A: Mexico moved forward 1 month to September 1, 2016 and China, India, the Philippines and All Other Areas moved forward to September 15, 2016. Dates for Filing: Stayed at December 1, 2017 for All Countries.

F2B: Mexico moved forward to June 8, 1997 while the Philippines moved forward to June 1, 2007. India, China and All Other Countries moved forward to January 1, 2012. Dates for Filing: Stayed the same, June 22, 1997 for Mexico, December 15, 2007 for the Philippines and March 22, 2014 for India, China and All Other Countries.

F3: Mexico moved forward to December 22, 1995, the Philippines has moved to June 1, 1997 and China, India and All Other Countries are at January 8, 2007. Dates for Filing: No Movement. Mexico is at December 22, 1998, the Philippines are at June 1, 1997 and India, china and All Other Countries are at January 8, 2007.

F4: Mexico moved forward to February 8, 1998, the Philippines moved forward to June 15, 1995, India moved forward to June 1, 2004 and China and All Other Countries are at March 22, 2005. Dates for Filing: No Movement. Mexico is at June 22, 1998, the Philippines is at April 8, 1996, India is at January 1, 2005 and China and All Other Countries are at June 1, 2005.