April 2019 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 Backlogs Continue, Minor Forward Movement in Other Categories
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The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here.

Below is a summary of the April Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

  • China: EB-1 halts at February 22, 2017, EB-2 leaps forward three months to April 1, 2016, and EB-3 moves ahead three weeks to August 1, 2015
  • India: EB-1 stalls at February 22, 2017, EB-2 creeps ahead three days to April 12, 2009, and EB-3 continues to outpace EB-2, advancing one month to June 22, 2009
  • Philippines: EB-1 moves forward one month to February 1, 2018, EB-2 remains current, and EB-3 jumps ahead three months to March 1, 2018
  • All Other Countries: EB-1 remains backlogged, but moves forward another month to February 1, 2018, EB-2 and EB-3 remain current

NOTE: USCIS will not accept I-485 applications in April based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart. Applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart.


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