Visa Bulletin for October 2015

On Friday, September 25, 2015, the Department of State (DOS) published an updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015. This revised bulletin supersedes the October Visa Bulletin that was originally published on September 9, 2015.

The dates for filing applications for some Employment-Based and Family-Based preference categories have been adjusted for immediate implementation in the application process.

Revised Visa Bulletin October 2015

The dates that have been revised for the Employment-Based and Family-Based preference categories will appear in bold type & highlighted in the Visa Bulletin for October 2015 listed below.

“C” stands for current, meaning that the numbers are authorized to be issued to all qualified applicants. “U” stands for unauthorized, meaning that the numbers are not authorized to be issued.

Cut-Off Dates for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA – Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115JAN0815JAN0815JAN0822NOV9401JUN01
F2A15APR1415APR1415APR1401MAR1415APR14
F2B15JAN0915JAN0915JAN0901AUG9501OCT04
F322MAY0422MAY0422MAY0408JUN9401OCT93
F408FEB0308FEB0308FEB0322MAR9701MAY92

DATES FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA – Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101MAY0901MAY0901MAY0901APR9501SEP05
F2A01MAR1501MAR1501MAR1501MAR1501MAR15
F2B01JUL1001JUL1001JUL1001JAN9601JAN05
F301APR0501APR0501APR0501MAY9501AUG95
F401FEB0401FEB0401FEB0401MAY9801JAN93

Cut-Off Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases

APPLCATION FINAL ACTION DATES

Employment-BasedAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA – Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01JAN1201MAY05CC
3rd15AUG1515OCT1108MAR0415AUG1501JAN07
Other Workers15AUG1501JAN0608MAR0415AUG1501JAN07
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersUUUUU
5th Targeted Employment Areas/Regional CentersC08OCT13CCC
5th Pilot ProgramsUUUUU

DATES FOR FILING APPLICATIONS

Employment-BasedAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA – Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01JAN1301JUL09CC
3rd01SEP1501OCT1301JUL0501SEP1501JAN10
Other Workers01SEP1501JAN0701JUL0501SEP1501JAN10
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th Targeted Employment Areas/Regional CentersC01MAY15CCC

Note

When filing for adjustment of status, please be informed that DHS will reply on this revised bulletin rather than on the bulletin published on September 9, 2015.

To read the revised bulletin in detail, visit Visa Bulletin for October 2015 on the Department of State website.

To learn more about the current visa bulletin, visit our Visa Bulletin section.