October 2018 Visa Bulletin
The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for October 2018. There has been significant improvement for many categories as compared to this month’s visa bulletin.
EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now April 1, 2017 for all nationals, except those born in India and China who still have a cutoff date of January 1, 2016. EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) for all nationals, except those born in India who now have a cutoff date of March 26, 2009 (EB-2) and January 1, 2009 (EB-3) AND those born in China who now have a cutoff date of April 1, 2015 (EB-2) and June 1, 2015 (EB-3).
However, the USCIS has advised that it will accept adjustment of status applications in October for family-based petitions and employment-based petitions for those with priority dates before the listed cutoff date in the filing dates chart.
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