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Visa Bulletin

Beginning with the October Visa Bulletin, there are now two charts listing dates for each preference category and country of chargeability: (1) An "Application Final Action Dates" chart ("Final Action Date"); and (2) a "Dates for Filing Applications" chart ("Filing Date"). USCIS has also issued a fact sheet describing the new procedures. Previously, the Visa Bulletin only listed a single chart of cut-off dates, which was the same as the newly labeled "Final Action Date" chart.

AVAILABILITY OF IMMIGRANT VISA NUMBERS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED CATEGORIES

  

Worldwide

China (Mainland Born)

IndiaMexicoPhilippines
F1Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens9/15/20149/15/2014

9/15/2014
1/8/199812/15/2011
F2Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident - Subject to Per Country CCCCC
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)7/8/20157/8/2015

7/8/2015

4/8/19998/1/2011
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens6/15/20086/15/2008

6/15/2008
8/1/19962/15/2002
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U. S. Citizens9/22/20069/22/20063/8/20056/22/19981/1/2002

 

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

  Worldwide 

China (Mainland Born)

IndiaMexicoPhilippines
F1 Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

7/22/20157/22/20157/22/20152/22/200010/8/2012
F2Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident - Subject to Per Country 

8/1/20208/1/20208/1/20208/1/20208/1/2020
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)
5/1/20165/1/20165/1/201612/1/19994/1/2012
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens

6/1/20096/1/20096/1/20098/15/200012/22/2002
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U.S. Citizens9/15/2007 9/15/200711/22/20054/22/19999/1/2002

 

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

  

Worldwide

China (Mainland Born)

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras India MexicoPhilippines vietnam
EB1Priority WorkersC3/1/2018C3/1/2018C

C

C
EB2Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional AbilityC1/15/2016C7/8/2009CCC

EB3


Skilled Workers & Professionals4/1/20192/15/20174/1/201910/1/20094/1/20194/1/20194/1/2019

EB3


Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)4/1/20198/1/20084/1/201910/1/20094/1/20194/1/20194/1/2019
EB4Certain Special ImmigrantsCC4/1/2017C6/15/2018

C

C

EB4


Certain Religious Workers (SR)CC4/1/2017C6/15/2018CC

EB5


Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)C8/15/2015CCCC8/1/2017

EB5


Regional Center (I5 and R5)C8/15/2015CCCC8/1/2017

 

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

  worldwide 

China (Mainland born)

el Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras  IndiaMexicoPhilippines
EB1 Priority Workers
 
7/1/2018C7/1/2018CC
EB2 Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability
8/1/2016 C8/15/2009C C
EB3 Skilled Workers & Professionals
4/1/20205/1/20174/1/20202/1/2010 4/1/20204/1/2020
EB3 Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)
4/1/202010/1/20084/1/20202/1/2010 4/1/20204/1/2020
EB4 Certain Special Immigrants
 
C10/1/2017CCC
EB4 Certain Religious Workers (SR)
 
C10/1/2017CCC
EB5Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)C12/15/2015CCCC
EB5Regional Center (I5 and R5) C12/15/2015CCC

 

WHEN TO FILE YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATION TO FILE FOR CONSULAR PROCESSING FOR FAMILY-BASED OR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE VISAS.

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, you can learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The linked page(s) will help you determine when to file your adjustment of status application. TO READ MORE, PLEASE CLICK HERE . . . 


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