Visa Bulletin April 2016

New tables including consular filing dates and final visa issuance action are now available in the April Visa Bulletin.

If you would like to view the Visa Bulletin Tables on Filing for Adjustment of Status (immigrant visa applications filed within the United States) click here. clic here.

These are the tables of the Visa Bulletin for April 2016:

Final Action Dates for Family-Based Case Requests

Final action dates family April 2016

Filing Dates for Family Based Case Applications

Dates for filing family Apr 2016

Employment-Based Case Applications Final Action Dates

Final Action employment apr 2016

Dates for Submitting Employment-Based Case Applications

Dates for filing employment apr 2016

In sections where a "C" is marked, it means that the category is current, and applications may be filed regardless of the applicant's priority date.

Remember that in October 2015, the process for filing applications changed. Now, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services publish two tables for each visa preference category with the following information:

- Final Action Dates: dates on which immigrant visas can finally be issued.
- Dates for Filing: earliest date a person can file an application for an immigrant visa.

In order to determine when you can start the process to apply for an immigrant visa through consular channels or adjustment of status, you should check the lists every month.