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Visa Bulletin Tracker (Family-Sponsored)

Below is a visa bulletin chart, tracking all cutoff dates for Family-Sponsored categories for the past five years. That's a lot of data displayed in one graph! You can zoom in and out, or see the actual cut-off date for any category by moving your mouse over a data point. For more information, please go to our Visa Bulletin Toolbox.

Click here to see VB Graphs for Employment-Based Categories.






How to use the interactive chart

Instructions:

  • Mouse over a line to see cut-off dates;
  • Drag on chart to zoom in, right click to reset;
  • If you don't see a line for your country, it is likely that it overlaps with another curve. Click on the legend on top of the graph to see where the line is;
  • Missing dots in a line refer to "U" in visa bulletins, meaning that visa numbers are unavailable;
  • "C" in visa bulletin means "current," so no cutoff date. In the graph those "current" dates are converted to be the same as the visa bulletin month/year.
  • ROW - Rest of the World.

Although future visa bulletins are essentially unpredictable, the VB tracker does provide an easy way to see the full history of cutoff dates movement. For categories suffering heavy retrogression, such as China and India, applicants can study the overall trend using the chart. From time to time the Department of State also offers their predictions on future visa availability.