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Visa Bulletin Predictions - June 8, 2016

The Visa Office of the Department of State is responsible for publishing visa bulletins each month. Occasionally, the Visa Office also provides their predictions on cut-off date movement in the coming months.

DOS Visa Bulletin Predictions for August and September - June 8, 2016

    Employment-Based:
  • EB1: Current for most.
    China and India: A date will be established no later than September. Will return to “Current” status for October.
  • EB2:
    • Worldwide: Date likely to be imposed by September. Will return to “Current” status for October
    • China: No forward movement.
    • India: One week beyond India EB-3.
  • EB3:
    • Worldwide: Up to one month.
    • China: No forward movement.
    • India: Indications are that there will be "otherwise" unused numbers available under the Worldwide limit. This should allow the September date to reach early 2005.
    • Mexico: Worldwide date for the foreseeable future.
    • Philippines: Likely to reach late 2009, possibly early 2010.
  • EB4: Current for most.
    • El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico will be subject to the January 1, 2010 Final Action Date through September. That date will be applied to India in August.
    • El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are expected to have a 2015 Final Action Date(s) for October.
    • India and Mexico: Will return to “Current” status for October.
  • EB5: Current for all but China.
    China: Best case scenario is March 1st by September. Slow forward movement for October and beyond.
    Family-Sponsored Worldwide Dates:
  • F1: Up to two months
  • F2A: One or two weeks
  • F2B: Four to six weeks
  • F3: Up to two weeks
  • F4: Up to one month

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