October 2015 Visa Bulletin Bring Changes

October 2015 Visa Bulletin Bring Changes

posted Sep 10, 2015, 6:53 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Sep 10, 2015, 6:55 AM ]

The Department of State has released the October 2015 Visa Bulletin. With this visa bulletin comes changes to the immigrant visa availability system. Specifically, visa bulletins will now include two different charts per visa preference category. The two charts are:

  • Application Final Action Dates (this is the old chart which indicates the dates when visas may be issued)
  • Dates for Filing Applications (this is a new chart which indicates the dates when applicants may apply for an immigrant visa or file an application for adjustment of status.
USCIS has indicated that it will begin accepting applications for adjustment of status based upon the Dates of Filing Applications Chart. This new system will allow applicants to obtain work and travel authorization early than they could previously under the old visa availability system.
If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain and Wollman, P.C.