Department of State April 2017 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the April 2017 Visa Bulletin.  D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the family and employment-based priority dates.  For the employment-based preference categories, Application Filing dates remain unchanged.

EB-2 India and EB-3 India remain unchanged at June 1, 2008 and March 22, 2005  respectively.  EB-2 China, progressed 1 month to January 15, 2013 and EB-3 China progressed 5 months to August 15, 2014.  

Final Action dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico progressed 2.5 months to February 15, 2017 and EB-3 Philippines progressed just under 6 months to September 15, 2012.

EB-5 China Final Action dates progressed 3 weeks to May 22, 2014

As of today, March 13, 2017, USCIS has not advised whether, in April 2017, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.