Department of State January 2017 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the January 2017 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.

EB-3 India remained unchanged at March 15, 2005 and EB-2 India saw moderate forward movement of 2.5 months to April 15, 2008.  EB-2 China, progressed 3 weeks to October 15, 2012 and EB-3 China progressed 9 weeks to September 8, 2013.  

Final Action dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico progressed 1 month to August 1, 2016 and EB-3 Philippines progressed just under 2 months to July 22, 2011.

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

As of today, December 13, 2016, USCIS has not advised whether, in January 2017, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.