December 2015 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State's December 2015 Visa Bulletin is posted at travel state. Most of the family-based preference categories advanced between 2 to 5 weeks, except category F4 (Mexico) remained the same and category F1 (Philippines) advanced 1 year.

The “Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Application” for family-bases cases have all remained the same as last month. Family-based adjustment of status applicants may use the "Dates for Filing Visa Applications" chart in the December 2015 Visa Bulletin (see

The December Visa Bulletin includes a new addition, in which a prediction of worldwide “Visa Availability In The Coming Months” is posted. The posted potential monthly movements is as follows:

  • F1: Three to six weeks
  • F2A: Three to six weeks
  • F2B: Up to one month
  • F3: Two to four weeks
  • F4: Three or four weeks