April 2018 Visa Bulletin

March 14, 2018

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

 

For Family-Based Applicants: Dates for Filing chart

For Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates chart

The respective charts can be found below: 

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Family-Based (Dates for Filing chart): 

In April, family-based applicants should reference the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin (below). The listing of a date for any category indicates that the category is oversubscribed; “C” means current, or authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; “U” means unauthorized for issuance. Please note that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for April 2018”).

Employment-Based (Final Action Dates Chart): 

Next month, employment-based applicants should consult the “Final Action Dates” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin (below). The listing of a date for any category indicates that the class is oversubscribed; “C” means current, or authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; “U” means unauthorized for issuance. Please note that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for April 2018”).


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