Visa Bulletin

Dates for Filing Visa Applications July 2018

State Department released the July 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
(July 2018 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China01 April 2015 01 February 2015
EB2 India22 May 2009 01 April 2009
EB3 China01 January 2016 01 January 2016
EB3 India01 May 2009 01 September 2008
EB3 MexicoCurrent 
EB3 Philippines01 July 2017 01 July 2017
EB3 ROWCurrent 


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months