October 2016 visa bulletin update

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October 2016 visa bulletin update

Yesterday, September 21, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that in October 2016 it will accept Adjustment of Status Applications based on the “Filing Date” chart for most of the employment- and family-based immigrant visa categories. This is positive news for everyone, especially for Indian and Chinese Nationals. For your reference, included below are the “Filing Date” charts for both employment- and family-based filings for the month of October 2016.

Note that the “Filing Date” chart will not apply to the employment-based, fourth preference (EB4) category for certain religious workers; and the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) category for cases filed through regional centers.

October 2016 Employment-Based “Filing Date” Chart:

Employment-based                     All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed              
 CHINA-
 mainland     
 born                              
               INDIA                               MEXICO                     PHILIPPINES            
 1st              C             C             C            C           C
 2nd              C        01MAR13       22APR09            C            C 
 3rd              C        01MAY14       01JUL05            C       01SEP13
 Other Workers              C        01AUG09       01JUL05            C       01SEP13
 4th              C             C              C            C            C 
Certain Religious Workers              C             C             C            C            C 
5th Non-Regional Center(C5 and T5)              C        15JUN14             C            C            C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5)              C        15JUN14             C            C           C

October 2016 Family-Sponsored “Filing Date” Chart:

Family-
Sponsored               
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed              
         CHINA-
        mainland 
          born              
          INDIA                    MEXICO            PHILIPPINES    
 F1         01JAN11          01JAN11       01JAN11        01JUN95     01MAY06
 F2A         22NOV15          22NOV15       22NOV15         22NOV15     22NOV15       
 F2B         08FEB11          08FEB11       08FEB11        01JUN96     01FEB07
 F3         22AUG05          22AUG05       22AUG05        01MAY95     01JAN95  
 F4         01JUL04          01JUL04       01MAY04              01DEC97     01APR94 

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