Visa Bulletin

Application Final Action Dates September 2016

State Department released the September 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
(September 2016 Visa Bulletin)
Cutoff Date
(Previous Bulletin)
EB2 China01 January 2010 01 January 2010
EB2 India22 February 2005 15 November 2004
EB3 China01 January 2010 01 January 2010
EB3 India15 February 2005 08 November 2004
EB3 Mexico01 May 2016 15 March 2016
EB3 Philippines01 July 2010 15 May 2009
EB3 ROW01 May 2016 15 March 2016


Employment-Based Visa Bulletin Cutoff Dates for Last 12 Months