Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates March 2016

State Department released the March 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
(March 2016 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China01 August 2012 01 March 2012
EB2 India15 October 2008 01 August 2008
EB3 China01 June 2013 01 October 2012
EB3 India15 July 2004 15 June 2004
EB3 Mexico01 January 2016 01 October 2015
EB3 Philippines15 March 2008 08 January 2008
EB3 ROW01 January 2016 01 October 2015


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months