Visa Bulletin May 2017

Updated information for the May 2017 Visa Bulletin is now available.

The new tables include the consular filing dates and final visa issuance action.

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.

These are the May 2017 Visa Bulletin tables for family-based or employment-based cases:

Final Action Dates for Family-Based Case Requests

2017 04 FB Final Action Dates

Dates for Filing Family Based Case Applications

2017 04 FB Filing Dates

Employment-Based Case Applications Final Action Dates

2017 04 EB Final Action Dates

Dates for Submitting Employment-Based Case Applications

2017 04 EB Filing Dates

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 submitting 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.