Department of State March 2017 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the March 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-3 India remains unchanged at March 22, 2005 and EB-2 India progressed 1.5 months to June 1, 2008.  EB-2 China, progressed 1 month to December 15, 2012 and EB-3 China progressed 5.5 months to March 15, 2014.  

Final Action dates for EB-3 Worldwide and EB-3 Mexico progressed 2 months to December 1, 2016 and EB-3 Philippines progressed just under 5 months to March 15, 2012.

EB-5 China Final Action dates progressed 2 weeks to May 1, 2014

As of today, February 14, 2017, USCIS has not advised whether, in March 2017, it will accept adjustment of status applications for family and employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.