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January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary

For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to a PD of 15 March 2012, F4 category advances 30 days to 22 May 2005; EB1 advances 92 days to 1 October 2017; EB2 remains current; and EB3 remains current.

For India only: F2A category advances 31 days to a priority date of 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to 15 March 2012, F4 advances 7 days to a PD of 15 June 2004; EB1 advances 105 days to a PD of 15 December 2016; EB2 remains at 1 April 2009; EB3 remains at a PD of 1 March 2009.

For China only: EB1 advances 105 days to a PD of 15 December 2016; EB2 advances 31 days to a PD of 1 August 2015; EB3 remains at a PD of 8 June 2015; EB5 Non-Regional Center advances 10 days to a PD of 1 September 2014; EB5 Regional Center is currently unavailable.

For Vietnam only: EB5 Non-Regional Center advances 31 days to a PD of 1 June 2016; EB5 Regional Center is currently unavailable.

Can file your immigrant applications if PD before:

F2A 1 December 2017; F2B 22 March 2014 for All Areas, except 8 September 1997 for Mexico and 15 December 2007 for Philippines; F4 15 May 2006 for All Areas, except 1 January 2005 for India, 8 October 1998 for Mexico, and 22 April 1997 for Philippines.EB1 1 June 2018 for all countries, except 1 October 2017 for China and India; EB2 All countries except India and China are current; EB3 All countries except India, China, and Philippines are current; EB2 India remains at 22 May 2009; EB3 India advances 90 days to 1 April 2010; EB2 China remains at 8 September 2015; EB3 China advances 31 days to 1 January 2016; EB5 China (RC and Non-RC) remains at 1 October 2014; Vietnam is not individually listed and should use the all countries category