Visa Bulletin: January 2018 analysis

Last update: April 22, 2019

What are we talking about?

The visa bulletin for the month of January 2018. More specifically, the final action date which determines whether an applicant’s priority date is current or not.

Is this for all green card applicants?

No, this concerns only applicants for U.S. family-based green cards who are not immediate relatives, and who were not born in (or chargeable to) Mexico or the Philippines (and India for F4).

What does the visa bulletin say?

For the month of January 2018, and for all countries except the Philippines and Mexico:

Can adjustment of status applicants use filing dates to file the I-485?

We do not know yet. We are waiting for USCIS’ decision and will update this post accordingly.


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