October Visa Bulletin

The much anticipated October Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State (DOS) and to say that it was a disappointment would be a major understatement. The Final Action Dates chart stayed the same as September. The Dates for Filing chart moved forward slightly for China EB2 and EB3. India EB2 moved forward 6 mos. but, India EB3 move backwards by 2 mos. Even more unsettling is that the DOS made projections (see pg 9) and indicated that while EB2 for both China and India are expected to move forward several months with each new bulletin, we should expect retrogression in all EB3 categories as early as November. The USCIS has announced that they will honor the Dates for Filing chart for I-485 filings in October.

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