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

1 Comment
Posted by Dogla 22 Aug 2016

Please I need help to know about my cace aso I am citizen.
Dear Sir/Madam,

The National Visa Center (NVC) received all the requested documentation for this immigrant visa case. The applicant is now in the queue awaiting an interview appointment overseas, where a consular officer will adjudicate the applicant’s visa application.

NVC schedules appointments one month in advance.  The U.S. Embassy or Consulate General tells us what dates they are holding interviews, and NVC fills these appointments in a first-in, first-out manner.  Most appointments are set within 60 days of NVC receipt of all requested documentation. However, we cannot predict when an interview appointment will be available.
When we are able to schedule an appointment, we will notify the applicant, petitioner and attorney (if applicable). The applicant can prepare now by reading about the embassy’s interview requirements online at Thank you for your patience.

The embassy may require additional documents at the interview. In particular, if the following three items are all true, the applicant must bring a new police certificate to the visa interview:

• He or she is more than 16 years old;
• The police certificate submitted to NVC was obtained more than one year ago; and
• He or she still lives in the country that issued the certificate.

The applicant should not make any travel arrangements, sell property, or give up employment until the embassy has issued a visa.


National Visa Center