VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2015

The Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for the month of NovemberUPDATE: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will make the final decision on whether a green card is available. A week after the DOS issues the Visa Bulletin the USCIS will issue its own separate publication at: www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo indicating visa availability for the following month.  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 November, therefore, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (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 November. 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

01/01/13

07/01/09

Current

Current

EB-3

09/01/15

10/01/13

07/01/05

09/01/15

01/01/10

Other Workers

09/01/15

01/01/07

07/01/05

09/01/15

01/01/10

4th

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Certain Religious
Workers

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-5 Non-Regional Center
(C5 & T5) and Regional Center (I5 & R5)

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

02/01/12

08/01/06

Current

Current

EB-3

08/15/15

01/01/12

04/01/04

08/15/15

06/15/07

Other Workers

08/15/15

04/01/06

04/01/04

08/15/15

06/15/07

EB-4

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Certain Religious Workers

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-5 Non-Regional Center
(C5 & T5) and Regional Center (I5 & R5)

Current

11/22/13

Current

Current

Current

 

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