March 2018 Visa Bulletin

February 21, 2018

March 2018 Visa Bulletin

Subsequent to the issuance of the March 2018 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which priority-date chart should be referenced for applications submitted/processed in March:

For Family-Based Applicants: Dates for Filing chart

For Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates chart


The respective charts can be found below:


Family Based (Dates for Filing chart):

Family-based applicants should reference the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin (posted below).

From USCIS: Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the application date in the chart below may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions.

Employment Based (Final Action Dates Chart): 

Employment-based applicants should reference the “Final Action Dates” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for March 2018 (posted below).

From USCIS: 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. (NOTE: Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed below.)


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