Visa Bulletin

Dates for Filing Visa Applications December 2018

State Department released the December 2018 Visa Bulletin that shows the visa bulletin cutoff dates for green card applicants from retrogressed countries. This chart Indicates when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. This is the cut off date for eligibility of filing I-485 application.

Shown below are the visa bulletin cutoff dates for the last 12 months from today. To keep track of activity around your priority date, subscribe to the Green Card Dashboard.


Category Cutoff Date
(December 2018 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China08 September 2015 15 June 2015
EB2 India22 May 2009 22 May 2009
EB3 China01 December 2015 08 August 2015
EB3 India01 January 2010 01 October 2009
EB3 MexicoCurrent 
EB3 Philippines01 August 2017 01 July 2017
EB3 ROWCurrent