Visa Bulletin for September 2015 Released

The US Department of State (DOS) has released the September 2015 Visa Bulletin. This month’s Visa Bulletin contains priority date cutoffs for every country. Immigrants whose priority dates are earlier than the cutoff dates may apply for adjustment of status or immigrant visas.

The September 2015 Visa Bulletin shows significant changes in cut-off dates for the EB2 and EB3 employment based preferences for Indian nationals.

September Visa Bulletin for Employment Based Preferences (For Indian Nationals)

  • Employment Based First Preference Category (EB-1)
    • The cut-off date remains current.
  • Employment Based Second Preference Category (EB-2)
    • The cut-off date retrogresses by two years and nine months to January 1, 2006.
  • Employment Based Third Preference (EB-3) & Other Workers Category
    • The cut-off date advances by six months and twenty-two days to December 22, 2004.
  • Employment Based Fourth Preference (EB-4) & Certain Religious Workers Category
    • The cut-off date remains current.
  • Employment Based Fifth Preference Category (EB-5)
    • The cut-off date remains current.

August Visa Bulletin for Family Based Preferences (For Indian Nationals)

  • Family Based First preference category (F1)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month and fifteen days to December 15, 2007.
  • Family Based Second preference category (F2A)
    • The cut-off date advances by three months to March 1, 2014.
  • Family Based Second preference category (F2B)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month and seven days to December 22, 2008.
  • Family Based Third preference category (F3)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month to May 8, 2004.
  • Family Based Fourth preference category (F4)
    • The cut-off date advances by one month and fifteen days to January 15, 2003.

For more details about this month’s visa bulletin, including cut-off dates for other countries, read the Visa Bulletin for September 2015 on the U.S. Department of State website.

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