Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates January 2016

State Department released the January 2016 Visa Bulletin that shows the visa bulletin cutoff dates for green card applicants from retrogressed countries. This chart indicates the cut off date for final actions on pending I-485 applications.

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
(January 2016 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China01 February 2012 01 February 2012
EB2 India01 February 2008 01 June 2007
EB3 China01 July 2012 15 April 2012
EB3 India15 May 2004 22 April 2004
EB3 Mexico01 October 2015 01 September 2015
EB3 Philippines01 November 2007 01 August 2007
EB3 ROW01 October 2015 01 September 2015


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months