Priority-date cutoffs will advance significantly in key employment-based categories next month, according to the State Department’s June Visa Bulletin.

Key Movements in Final Action Dates in June: 


  • All countries under EB-1 will remain current.


  • China EB-2 will advance five months to May 1, 2017.
  • India EB-2 will advance four months Dec. 1, 2010.
  • All other countries under EB-2 will remain current.


  • China EB-3 will advance three and a half months to Sept. 1, 2018.
  • India EB-3 will advance nine months to Nov. 1, 2011.
  • All other countries under EB-3 will remain current.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

Preference All Other Countries China El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Mexico Philippines Vietnam
EB-1 Current Current Current Current Current Current Current
EB-2 Current May 1, 2017 Current Dec. 1, 2010 Current Current Current
EB-3 Current Sept. 1, 2018 Current Nov. 1, 2011 Current Current Current

The State Department also released its Dates for Filing chart for June. Applicants seeking to file for adjustment of status are reminded that the chart does not take effect unless U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirms that it does via a web posting after the Visa Bulletin is released.

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