January 18, 2018
Subsequent to the issuance of the February 2018 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which priority-date chart should be referenced for applications submitted/processed in February:
Family-Based Applicants: Dates for Filing chart
Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates chart
The respective charts can be found below:
Next month, family-based applicants should consult the Dates for Filing chart for February (below). The listing of a date for any category indicates that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date by file their application (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for February 2018”).
Employment-based applicants should consult the Final Action chart for February (below).
On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed; “C” means current, i.e., numbers are authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; and “U” means unauthorized, i.e., numbers are not authorized for issuance. (PLEASE NOTE: Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed below) (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for February 2018).