October 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for October 2018. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the Bulletin also includes notes on the scheduled expiration of two employment visa categories, the Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR) and the Employment Fifth Preference Categories (I5 and R5), which will only be restored if Congress acts.

USCIS has advised that in October, both family-based and employment-based preference filings must use the dates for filing chart.

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