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Immigrant Visa Priority Dates for October 2015

The US Department of State has released the Immigrant Visa Priority Dates (Immigrant Visas are required to obtain the Green Card, or Legal Permanent Status) for October 2015. Accordingly, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS will process I-485 Adjustment of Status Applications) and the Department of State (The Department of State will process immigrant visas, which will be used to enter the US and receive the Green Card) will be processing Green Card applications/visas for petitions (I-130, Labor Certification or I-140, I-360) filed, and therefore having a “Priority Date”, before the dates in the first table on this page.

  All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed China — Mainland Born India Mexico Philippines
F1 (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F2A (Spouse & Children of Green Card Holders)
F2B (Unmarried Sons/Daughters of Green Card Holders)
F3 (Married Sons/Daughters of US Citizens)
F4 (Siblings of US Citizens)
EB1 (Extraordinary Ability)
EB2 (Professionals/Exceptional Ability)
EB3 (Skilled Workers)
EB3 (Other Workers)
EB4 (Special Immigrants)
EB4 (Religious Workers)
EB5 (Employment Creation)
EB5 (Targeted Area)
EB5 (Pilot Programs)

For dates for filing visa applications with the Department of State, please see the “Dates for Filing” tables in the Visa Bulletin. For dates for filing adjustment of status applications with USCIS, please see USCIS’s tables. Please note that USCIS’s tables are released one to two weeks after the Visa Bulletin is issued.

The non-Minister Religious Worker category has expired. Historically, Congress has renewed the category every time it has expired, though it could take several months to do so. For this reason, these applications are typically held in abeyance to wait for Congress to act.

The EB5 Pilot Program has also expired. Congress has also renewed the program in the past, and could renew it again. It is expected that these applications will also be held in abeyance to wait for Congress to act.