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Thursday, August 15, 2019

September 2019 Visa Bulletin: EB1 India Unavailable, EB1 China Retrogresses 2.5 yrs


In September, there are some major movements in the Employment visa categories. 

EB-1 China retrogresses 2.5 years to January 1, 2014.
EB-1 India becomes UNAVAILABLE.
EB-1 Other Countries, Mexico, Philippines advance 1 year and 3 months to October 1, 2017.
EB-3 China retrogresses 2 years to January 1, 2014.
EB-3 India retrogresses 6 months to July 1, 2015.

Family 1st Other Countries advance 6 months
Family 1st Philippines advances 4 months. Family 2A remains CURRENT for all countries.  

Spouses and minor children of green card holders may apply for adjustment of status in September. 


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AD: Dates for Final Action (Green Card Approval)              FD: Dates for Filing Applications Only

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
01/01/2013
01/01/2013
01/01/2013
08/01/1996
06/01/2008
FD
05/01/2013
05/01/2013
05/01/2013
11/08/1999
12/01/2008
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
F2B
AD
06/01/2014
06/01/2014
06/01/2014
07/01/1998
08/01/2008
FD
10/15/2014
10/15/2014
10/15/2014
03/01/1999
02/01/2009
F3
AD
09/01/2007
09/01/2007
09/01/2007
12/01/1995
02/01/1998
FD
01/22/2008
01/22/2008
01/22/2008
07/15/2000
08/01/1998
F4
AD
11/01/2006
11/01/2006
09/22/2004
01/01/1997
07/01/1998
FD
03/08/2007
03/08/2007
05/22/2005
12/22/1998
01/01/1999

1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year).
2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens. (about 65,000 per year)
   
Employment
Other Countries
China
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Mexico
Philippines

Vietnam
EB1
AD
      10/01/2017
   01/01/2014
10/01/2017
  U
10/01/2017
10/01/2017
10/01/2017
FD
09/01/2018
10/01/2017
09/01/2018
10/01/2017
09/01/2018
09/01/2018
C
EB2
AD
 01/01/2018
01/01/2017
01/01/2018
  05/08/2009
01/01/2018
01/01/2018
  01/01/2018
FD
C
06/01/2017
C
06/01/2009
C
C
C
EB3
AD
07/01/2016
01/01/2014
07/01/2016
07/01/20
05
07/01/2016
07/01/2016
07/01/2016
FD
C
06/01/2016
C
04/01/2010
C
C
C
Other Workers
  AD
07/01/2016
11/22/2007
          07/01/2016
07/01/2005
07/01/2016
07/01/2016
07/01/2016
FD
C
06/01/2008
C
04/01/2010
C
C
C
EB4
AD
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
FD
C
C
09/01/2016
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
10/22/2014
C
09/01/2017
C
C
10/22/2014
FD
C
11/22/2014
C
C
C
C
C









1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding prof./researchers)
2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.
3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)
4th: "Special Immigrants" (Religious & others)    
5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

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