August 16, 2018
September 2018 Visa Bulletin
Subsequent to the issuance of the September 2018 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which priority-date chart should be referenced for applications submitted/processed in September:
Family-Based Applicants: Dates for Filing chart (below)
This month, all family based applicants should refer to 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; 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 September 2018”).
Employment Based Applicants: Final Action Dates chart (below)
For September 2018, employment based applicants should refer to the “Final Action Dates” chart. 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; Please note that only applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed below may apply (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for September 2018”).
Please note: Red boxes indicate that the priority dates for these categories have retrogressed.