Every month, the Department of State releases a new Visa Bulletin that dictates the date a foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process.
Here are the updates from the newly-released October 2018 Visa Bulletin:
EB-1 is not current for any country. The Final Action Date for those born in China and India is June 1, 2016. This date has moved forward more than four years for both China and India compared to the last Visa Bulletin. The Final Action Date for those from all other countries is April 1, 2017. This date has moved forward ten months compared to the last Visa Bulletin.
EB-2 is now current for all people who are not from India and China. The Final Action Date for those from India is now March 26, 2009, while the Final Action Date for those from China is now April 1, 2015. These dates have each moved forward more than two years compared to the previous Visa Bulletin.