October 2016 visa bulletin update


November 22, 2019
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty



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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