Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates October 2016

State Department released the October 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
(October 2016 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China15 February 2012 01 January 2010
EB2 India15 January 2007 22 February 2005
EB3 China22 January 2013 01 January 2010
EB3 India01 March 2005 15 February 2005
EB3 Mexico01 June 2016 01 May 2016
EB3 Philippines01 December 2010 01 July 2010
EB3 ROW01 June 2016 01 May 2016


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months