Department of State November 2016 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State released the November 2016 Visa Bulletin this week.  D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the family and 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 8, 2005. EB-2 India there was forward movement of almost 10 months to November 1, 2007.  EB-2 China, progressed 5 months to July 15, 2012 and EB-3 China progressed 3 months to April 15, 2013.  

Final Action dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico progressed 1 month to July 1, 2016 and EB-3 Philippines progressed 4 months to April 1, 2011.

EB-5 China Final Action dates progressed 2 weeks to March 8, 2014

As of today, October 13, 2016, USCIS has not advised whether, in November 2016, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.