August 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

07/12/2017

The Department of State has released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin, which shows the EB-1 category will remain will remain current across all geographic areas except for India and mainland China. The EB-2 category, however, will have retrogressed final action dates for all geographic areas, with no advancement for EB-2 India and minimal advancement for EB-2 China. For the EB-3 category, only India, mainland China, and the Philippines will have retrogressed final action dates. Below is a breakdown of the final action dates for the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.

EB-1: The final action date will remain January 1, 2012 for both India and mainland China. All other geographic areas will have a current final action date.

EB-2: All geographic areas will have a retrogressed final action date as follows:

India: July 22, 2008
China: April 22, 2013
Mexico: April 1, 2015
Philippines: April 1, 2015
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: April 1, 2015
Rest of the World: April 1, 2015

EB-3: Only India, mainland China, and the Philippines will have retrogressed final action dates, which will be:

India: July 15, 2006
China: January 1, 2012
Philippines: June 1, 2015

All other geographic areas will become current for the EB-3 category.

You can find a complete copy of the Visa Bulletin here.

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