June 2018 Visa Bulletin: Almost No Movement of Cutoff Dates

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2018 Visa Bulletin. As expected, there is virtually no movement in any of the employment-based categories.

Cutoff Dates Virtually Unchanged

In the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category, India’s cutoff date inches forward to December 26, 2008. This is a mere four days past last month’s cutoff date.

The only other movement is that, in the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) category, the cutoff dates for China and Vietnam advance by one week, to August 1, 2014.

The cutoff dates for all other employment-based categories remain unchanged from the May 2018 Visa Bulletin.


The lack of any significant movement was expected, but still discouraging. As mentioned in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, May 2018 Visa Bulletin Check-In: Short-Term Predictions (07.May.2018), it is possible there will be a bit of relief coming in July.


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