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Monday, October 21, 2019

November 2019 Visa Bulletin: Employment Advances; F2A Remains Current



There are some positive movements in both family-based and employment-based categories in the November visa bulletin.  

EB-1 and EB-2 China advance 3 months and 2.5 months respectively. 

EB-1 India stays the same. The rest of the EB-1 categories advance 40 days to 06/01/2018. 

EB-3 Philippines advances 109 days to 02/01/2018. 

EB-4 Mexico moves advances 82 days to 07/22/2017. 

Family 1st Philippines advances 2.5 months while the rest of the countries move forward for 1.5 months. 

Family 2A remains CURRENT for all countries. Spouses and minor children of green card holders may continue to apply for adjustment of status in November. 


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

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
03/01/2013
03/01/2013
03/01/2013
08/08/1997
09/15/2008
FD
09/01/2013
09/01/2013
09/01/2013
11/15/1999
03/15/2009
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
09/01/2019
09/01/2019
09/01/2019
09/01/2019
09/01/2019
F2B
AD
07/08/2014
07/08/2014
07/08/2014
08/22/1998
10/01/2008
FD
01/08/2015
01/08/2015
01/08/2015
04/22/1999
04/01/2009
F3
AD
10/15/2007
10/15/2007
10/15/2007
02/22/1996
06/01/1998
FD
04/15/2008
04/15/2008
04/15/2008
07/15/2000
12/01/1998
F4
AD
01/01/2007
01/01/2007
10/15/2004
12/15/1997
09/01/1998
FD
07/01/2007
07/01/2007
06/15/2005
01/01/1999
03/01/1999

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
    06/01/2018
   
02/01/2017

06/01/2018
  01/01/2015

06/01/2018

06/01/2018

06/01/2018
FD
07/01/2019
09/01/2017
07/01/2019
03/15/2017
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
07/01/2019
EB2
AD

C

03/15/2015
C
  05/13/2009

C

C
        
C
FD
C
08/01/2016
C
07/01/2009
C
C
C
EB3
AD
C
11/01/2015
C
01/01/2009
C
02/01/2018
C
FD
C
03/01/2017
C
02/01/2010
C
C
C
Other Workers
  AD
C
02/01/2008
C
01/01/2009
C
02/01/2018
C
FD
C
08/01/2008
C
02/01/2010
C
C
C
EB4
AD
C
C
07/01/2016
C
07/22/2017
C
C
FD
C
C
08/15/2016
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
11/01/2014
C
12/08/2017
C
C
11/15/2016
FD
C
01/01/2015
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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