VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2015

The Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for the month of October. Below is a summary of employment-based green card categories listing "Final Action Dates" and "Dates For Filing."

"Final Action Dates" = individuals with priority dates before the dates listed in the chart below have a green card available to them during the month of October, therefore, the USCIS may take final action and approve their green card application.

"Dates for Filing" = individuals with priority dates before the dates listed in the chart below are eligible to file their green card applications during the month of October. When their priority dates advance to the "Final Action Dates" the USCIS will be able to approve their green card application.

Green Card "Dates for Filing" Availability Dates

Category

All Countries Except Those Listed

China (mainland)

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB-1

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-2

Current

05/01/14

07/01/11

Current

Current

EB-3

09/01/15

10/01/13

07/01/05

09/01/15

01/01/15

Other Workers

09/01/15

01/01/07

07/01/05

09/01/15

01/01/15

4th

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Certain Religious
Workers

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

5th Targeted
Employment Areas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

Current

05/01/15

Current

Current

Current

Green Card Approval "Final Action Dates"

Category

All Countries Except Those Listed

China (mainland)

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB-1

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-2

Current

01/01/12

05/01/05

Current

Current

EB-3

08/15/15

10/15/11

03/08/04

08/15/15

01/01/07

Other Workers

08/15/15

01/01/06

03/08/04

08/15/15

01/01/07

4th

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Certain Religious Workers

U

U

U

U

U

5th
Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)

Current

10/08/13

Current

Current

Current

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