Department of State January 2016 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State released the January 2016 Visa Bulletin today.  D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the family and employment-based priority dates.  This month, there was forward movement in the Filing Dates and the Final Action Dates for many of the family-based preference categories. For the employment-based preference categories, there was forward movement in the Final Action Date for EB-2 India, which advanced 8 months from June 1, 2007 to February 1, 2008 with the Filing Date remaining unchanged.  The Filing Date and Final Action Date for EB-2 China remained unchanged. The Final Action Dates for EB-3 Worldwide, China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines all saw forward movement of between 1 and 3 months.  The Filing Dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico advanced from September 1, 2016 to January 1, 2016, with the other EB-3 Filing Dates remaining unchanged.  The Filing Date for EB-5 China remained unchanged and the Final Action Date advanced by just under 1 month from December 15, 2013 to January 8, 2014.