October 2016 visa bulletin update


May 19, 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      
 


 

These guides are not legal advice, nor a substitute for a lawyer
These articles are provided freely as general guides. While we do our best to make sure these guides are helpful, we do not give any guarantee that they are accurate or appropriate to your situation, or take any responsibility for any loss their use might cause you. Do not rely on information provided here without seeking experienced legal advice first. If in doubt, please always consult a lawyer.


Googling your legal issue online?

The internet is not a lawyer and neither are you.
Talk to a real lawyer about your legal issue.

Popular Immigration Lawyers in India


Advocate Bala Janaki
330 Thambuchetty Street, Chennai
34 years Experience
Advocate Ricky Chopra
Sector - 49, Gurgaon
18 years Experience
Advocate Salil Saudagar
Bardez, Goa
13 years Experience
Advocate Rabindra Kumar Singh
Chicago, USA
14 years Experience

Related Articles


Get free legal advice from top Immigration lawyers for your specific issue

Immigration Law Articles


Applying for a Canada visa? Here is what you should know

Applying for U.S.A immigrant visa? Here are 6 points to take care of

8 reasons your U.S.A. visa application could be denied and what you can do about it

"Familial Relationship" within the context of Perm Labor Certification Application

User Reviews


4.8 - 15 reviews

May 19, 2019 October 2016 visa bulletin update https://lawrato.com/assets/images/lawguide.png
LawRato
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

very good article. Please provide more information on the subject

Arti on Apr 16, 2019
R
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

needed some more information on the subject.

Ritu on Apr 13, 2019
S
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

nicely written. Great work

Shraddha on Apr 25, 2019
V
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

solved my queries.

Vidya on Apr 04, 2019
A
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good article. Can you give some more detail on the issue.

Anupam on Apr 23, 2019
S
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

Had a good time reading the article.

Shubham on Apr 01, 2019
T
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good article. Very helpful

Tanu on Apr 07, 2019
M
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

it’s a very nice legal article

Megha on Mar 31, 2019
K
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thank you for the information

Kishan on Apr 09, 2019
M
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

good legal subject

Mayank on Apr 15, 2019
B
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thanks for the information

Bhaskar on May 11, 2019
R
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

how to contact a lawyer?

Rajiv on Apr 06, 2019
J
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

very helpful

Jatin on Apr 16, 2019
D
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

nice one. Please share more info

Deep on May 02, 2019
P
LawRatoLawRatoLawRatoLawRato

thanks for the advice

Pradeep on Apr 10, 2019

VIEW ALL