The Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2016 Visa Bulletin, with the Application Final Action Date chart for employment-based applications reflecting some substantial movement. Good news for the 2nd preference category for China-mainland born applicants, as it has moved ahead one month to Sept. 1, 2012; India born applicants applications have moved ahead to Nov. 8, 2008. All other applicants have moved ahead at least one month for all applicants. The Final Action Date cut-off for China-mainland born applicants is now Feb. 1, 2014, for all 5th preference category applicants.
The family-based categories also showed slight movement in the Application Final Action Date chart, but there was no movement in the Dates for Filing chart.