US Dept of State Family-Sponsored Visa Bulletin for September 2016

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Family-SponsoredFeb 2016Mar 2016Apr 2016May 2016Jun 2016Jul 2016Aug 2016Sep 2016October 2016 Prediction
FB12008-07-082008-08-082008-09-222008-11-222009-01-152009-03-222009-05-222009-09-152009-11-16
FB2a2014-09-012014-09-222014-10-222014-11-012014-11-082014-11-152014-11-152014-11-152014-11-19
FB2b2009-05-152009-05-222009-06-152009-09-012009-10-222009-12-082010-01-082010-02-012010-03-16
FB32004-10-012004-10-152004-11-222004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-01
FB42003-06-082003-07-012003-07-222003-07-222003-08-082003-09-082003-09-152003-10-082003-10-23

Mainland China

Family-SponsoredFeb 2016Mar 2016Apr 2016May 2016Jun 2016Jul 2016Aug 2016Sep 2016October 2016 Prediction
FB12008-07-082008-08-082008-09-222008-11-222009-01-152009-03-222009-05-222009-09-152009-11-16
FB2a2014-09-012014-09-222014-10-222014-11-012014-11-082014-11-152014-11-152014-11-152014-11-19
FB2b2009-05-152009-05-222009-06-152009-09-012009-10-222009-12-082010-01-082010-02-012010-03-16
FB32004-10-012004-10-152004-11-222004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-01
FB42003-06-082003-07-012003-07-222003-07-222003-01-01 *2003-01-012003-01-012003-01-012003-01-01

India

Family-SponsoredFeb 2016Mar 2016Apr 2016May 2016Jun 2016Jul 2016Aug 2016Sep 2016October 2016 Prediction
FB12008-07-082008-08-082008-09-222008-11-222009-01-152009-03-222009-05-222009-09-152009-11-16
FB2a2014-09-012014-09-222014-10-222014-11-012014-11-082014-11-152014-11-152014-11-152014-11-19
FB2b2009-05-152009-05-222009-06-152009-09-012009-10-222009-12-082010-01-082010-02-012010-03-16
FB32004-10-012004-10-152004-11-222004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-012004-12-01
FB42003-06-082003-07-012003-07-222003-07-222001-01-01 *2001-01-012001-01-012001-01-012001-01-01

Mexico

Family-SponsoredFeb 2016Mar 2016Apr 2016May 2016Jun 2016Jul 2016Aug 2016Sep 2016October 2016 Prediction
FB11995-01-011995-01-081995-01-221995-02-081995-02-221995-03-081995-03-081995-03-221995-04-05
FB2a2014-06-082014-06-152014-07-222014-08-152014-09-012014-09-012014-09-012014-09-012014-09-06
FB2b1995-09-081995-09-081995-09-081995-09-081995-09-081995-09-081995-09-081995-09-151995-09-15
FB31994-09-081994-09-151994-10-011994-10-081994-10-221994-10-221994-10-221994-11-151994-11-22
FB41997-04-011997-04-011997-04-081997-04-081997-04-151997-04-151997-04-151997-04-221997-04-24

Philippines

Family-SponsoredFeb 2016Mar 2016Apr 2016May 2016Jun 2016Jul 2016Aug 2016Sep 2016October 2016 Prediction
FB12003-11-012004-04-012004-07-012004-10-012004-12-222005-02-012005-03-222005-07-012005-09-13
FB2a2014-09-012014-09-222014-10-222014-11-012014-11-082014-11-152014-11-152014-11-152014-11-19
FB2b2005-02-012005-03-012005-04-012005-05-012005-06-012005-07-012005-09-152005-12-012006-01-15
FB31993-11-221993-12-081993-12-221994-01-221994-02-011994-03-011994-03-151994-06-151994-07-09
FB41992-08-081992-08-151992-09-011992-10-011992-12-011993-01-011993-02-011993-03-011993-03-31

* Note: Dates in red indicate that priority went backwards instead of forwards which is known as retrogression. This is caused when the Department of State finds that the number of visas available is running out faster than originally estimated. The date is moved backward to show a more accurate picture of the visa backlog.

FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS


First: (FB1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens: 23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents: 114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, plus any unused first preference numbers:

----  A. (FB2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents: 77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
----  B. (FB2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents: 23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: (FB3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens: 23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: (FB4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens: 65,000, plus any numbers not required by first three preferences.