Department of State Revises October Visa Bulletin
On September 25, 2015, the Department of State published a revised visa bulletin for October, rolling back the "Dates for Filing" for several visa categories. This revised September 25th Visa Bulletin supersedes the previous visa bulletin released for October published on September 9, 2015.
Manyy EB2 employees will be dissapointed to learn that DOS has rolled back the priority date for filing adjustment of status applications by 2 years for Indian Citizens and almost 1 year for citizens of China.
Please note that the following "Dates for Filing" have changed:
|EB-2 China||5/1/2014||1/1/2013||1 year, 5 months|
|EB-2 India||7/1/2011||7/1/2009||2 years|
|EB-3 Philippines||1/1/2015||1/1/2010||5 years|
|FB-1 Mexico||7/1/1995||4/1/1995||3 months|
|FB-3 Mexico||10/1/1996||5/1/1995||1 year, 5 months|
Therefore, individuals who fall under the above-referenced categories will only be permitted to file for adjustment of status in the month of October if they have a priority date that is earlier than the NEW Filing Date listed in the revised September 25, 2015 Visa Bulletin.