February 2017 Visa Bulletin

January 25, 2017 Patty Johnson-Vazquez

The U.S. Department of State released its February 2017 Visa Bulletin.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a bulletin stating foreign nationals must use the Final Action Dates chart to determine when to file Form I-485, the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.


View the
family-based Visa Bulletin
charts here.

Envoy visa bulletin

Month-to-Month Changes 

  • No changes for any categories.

Envoy visa bulletin

Month-to-Month Changes

  • EB-2: No changes.
  • EB-3: All backlogged categories progressed at least a month except for India.
  • EB-4: No changes.
  • EB-5: Progressed one week.

 Employment-based green card categories:

  • EB-1: Priority workers with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors or researchers, and executives or managers who’ve transferred to the United States
  • EB-2: Individuals with advanced degrees, exceptional abilities, or those holding national interest waivers
  • EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals and others who don’t qualify for EB-1 or EB-2
  • EB-4: Religious workers, broadcasters, Iraq/Afghan translators, Iraqis who have assisted the United States, physicians, Armed Forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, Retired NATO-6 employees, spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees
  • EB-5: Investors who are investing in a new commercial enterprise

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