The Visa Bulletin is a document issued monthly by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. This bulletin is of great importance as it answers a common question among individuals who have filed family-based or labor certification applications in the past.
The bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers in two categories: “Final Action Dates” (first column) and “Application Filing Dates” (second column). These dates indicate when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to gather and submit the required documentation to the National Visa Center.
The letter “C” means that the numbers are available and authorized for issuance to all qualifying applicants, while the letter “U” indicates that the numbers are not authorized for issuance at that time.
In this section, we provide both the current visa bulletin and previous versions for informational purposes. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. This bulletin is a valuable tool for those who are in the process of immigrating to the United States and need to know when they will be able to move forward.