Department of State September 2017 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the September 2017 Visa Bulletin.  D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the family and employment-based priority dates.  Application Filing Dates remain unchanged in all categories.

With respect to Final Action Dates, the EB-1 category remains unchanged across all areas of chargeability. The EB-2 worldwide category has progressed by nine months to January 1, 2016. EB-2 China has progressed slightly to May 15, 2013 and EB-2 India has progressed by one month to August 22, 2008. EB-2 El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras and Mexico have both progressed by nine months to January 1, 2016. EB-3 worldwide and China remain unchanged. EB-3 India has progressed by three months to October 15, 2006 and EB-3 Philippines has progressed by five months to November 1, 2015.  EB-4 India, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras and Mexico have all progressed slightly to October 22, 2015.

EB-5 for both regional centers and non-regional centers remains current, with the exception of China, which remains unchanged at June 15, 2014.

As of today, August 9, 2017, USCIS has not advised whether, in September 2017, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.