The May 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin “Final Action” chart for employment-based preference cases contains important updates as we enter the 8th month of FY2018.  EB-1 Priority Workers for China and India will maintain the same cut-off date of January 1, 2012 and EB-1 All Chargeability areas, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, Mexico, and Philippines will remain current.  EB-2 “Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability” for All Chargeability areas, Mexico, El Salvador/Guatemala/Honduras, and the Philippines will also remain current.  EB-2 China will advance nearly 1 month to September 1, 2014 while EB-2 India will maintain the same cut-off date of December 22, 2008.  EB-3  “Professionals/Skilled Workers” for China and Philippines will remain with cut-off dates of June 1, 2015 and January 1, 2017, respectively.  EB-3 India will progress 2 months to a cut-off date of May 1, 2008.