Department of State December 2016 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the December 2016 Visa Bulletin.  D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the employment-based priority dates.  For the employment-based preference categories, Application Filing dates remained unchanged.

For EB-3 India, there was modest forward movement of one week to March 15, 2005. EB-2 India there was forward movement of almost 3 months to February 1, 2008.  EB-2 China, progressed just over 2 months to September 22, 2012 and EB-3 China progressed 2.5 months to July 1, 2013.  

Final Action dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico remain unchanged and EB-3 Philippines progressed 4 months to June 1, 2011.

EB-5 China Final Action dates progressed 2 weeks to March 22, 2014

As of today, November 14, 2016, USCIS has not advised whether, in December 2016, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.