June 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its June 2018 Visa Bulletin.  For the most part, priority dates for employment-based categories remain the same from last month’s visa bulletin. The only category to advance is EB-3 India, which moved forward by four days.

EB-1-Worldwide:      Priority dates are current, except:

                   China:      January 1, 2012

                    India:      January 1, 2012

EB-2-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:                      

                   China:     September 1, 2014,

                                    No advancement from last month’s VB                                     

                    India:     December 26, 2008

                                    Four-day advancement from last month’s VB

EB-3-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except

                  China:     June 1, 2015,

                                   No advancement from last month’s VB

                    India:    May 1, 2008,

                                   No advancement from last month’s VB

         Philippines:    January 1, 2017,

                                  No advancement from last month’s VB


If USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, the USCIS will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart in the Department of State June 2018 Visa Bulletin. Otherwise, USCIS will indicate on its web site that you must use the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may file your adjustment of status application in the United States.  For June 2018, USCIS has determined that the Final Action Dates (listed above) must be used for employment-based filings. 

Please contact Nadia Yakoob if you have any further questions regarding these developments.