Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates May 2016

State Department released the May 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
(May 2016 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China01 September 2012 01 September 2012
EB2 India22 November 2008 08 November 2008
EB3 China15 August 2013 15 August 2013
EB3 India01 September 2004 08 August 2004
EB3 Mexico15 February 2016 15 February 2016
EB3 Philippines08 August 2008 01 May 2008
EB3 ROW15 February 2016 15 February 2016


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months