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Visa Bulletin Predictions - February 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 Made in February 2016:

The Department of State published their predictions on monthly cutoff date movement for the next few months in the March 2015 Visa Bulletin:

  • EB1: Current
  • EB2:
    • Worldwide: Current
    • China: Up to five months.
    • India: Up to three months.
  • EB3:
    • Worldwide: The rapid forward movement of this cut-off date during the past ten months should generate a significant amount of demand for numbers. When such demand begins to materialize it will be necessary to limit movement of this cut-off date.
    • China: Up to five months.
    • India: Up to one month.
    • Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date.
    • Philippines: Up to four months.
  • EB4: Current
  • EB5: The category will remain "Current" for most countries. China-mainland born: Slow forward movement.
  • Family-Sponsored worldwide dates:
    • F1: Three to five weeks
    • F2A: Up to one month
    • F2B: Up to three weeks
    • F3: Up to four weeks
    • F4: Three to four weeks

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