Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates January 2017

State Department released the January 2017 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 2017 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China15 October 2012 22 September 2012
EB2 India15 April 2008 01 February 2008
EB3 China08 September 2013 01 July 2013
EB3 India15 March 2005 15 March 2005
EB3 Mexico01 August 2016 01 July 2016
EB3 Philippines22 July 2011 01 June 2011
EB3 ROW01 August 2016 01 July 2016


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months