August 2018 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 Backlogs for All Countries

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary of the August Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month: China: EB-1 remains backlogged to January 1, 2012, EB-2 moves forward – advancing two months to March 1, 2015 – and EB-3 leaps ahead eighteen months to July 1, 2014 India: EB-1 remains stuck at January 1, 2012, EB-2 freezes at March 15, 2019, and EB-3 advances two months to January 1, 2009 Philippines: EB-1 retrogresses to May 1, 2016, EB-2 remains current, and EB-3 springs ahead six months to June 1, 2017 All Other Countries: EB-1 retrogresses to May 1, 2016, while EB-2 and EB-3 remain current NOTE: USCIS has not yet announced if it will accept I-485 applications in August based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing…

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