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Friday, November 22, 2019

December 2019 Visa Bulletin


In the December Visa Bulletin, Filing Dates for EB-1 become "Current" for all countries except China and India. 

EB-1 Final Action Date for China advances 3.5 months to 05/15/2017. India stays the same. All other countries move forward for 1.5 months.  

EB-2 China Final Action date advances 99 days. Both EB-3 and Other Workers categories for Philippines advance 1 month. 

Family-based cases also show positive movements in most categories. Family 1st Philippines advances 1.5 months while "Other Countries", China, and India advance 2.5 months. 

Family 2B "Other Countries", China, and India move forward for 1 month, while Philippines advances 2 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 December. 


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

      Family
Other Countries
      China
India
Mexico
Philippines
F1
AD
05/15/2013
05/15/2013
05/15/2013
08/08/1997
11/01/2008
FD
11/15/2013
11/15/2013
11/15/2013
11/15/1999
05/01/2009
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
10/01/2019
10/01/2019
10/01/2019
10/01/2019
10/01/2019
F2B
AD
08/08/2014
08/08/2014
08/08/2014
08/22/1998
12/01/2008
FD
02/08/2015
02/08/2015
02/08/2015
04/22/1999
06/01/2009
F3
AD
11/08/2007
11/08/2007
11/08/2007
02/22/1996
09/01/1998
FD
05/15/2008
05/15/2008
05/15/2008
07/15/2000
03/01/1999
F4
AD
02/01/2007
02/01/2007
11/01/2004
12/15/1997
12/15/1998
FD
07/22/2007
07/22/2007
07/01/2005
01/01/1999
06/15/1999

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
    07/15/2018
   
05/15/2017

07/15/2018
  01/01/2015

07/15/2018

07/15/2018

07/15/2018
FD
C
09/01/2017
C
03/15/2017
C
C
C
EB2
AD

C

06/22/2015
C
  05/15/2009

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
03/01/2018
C
FD
C
03/01/2017
C
02/01/2010
C
C
C
Other Workers
  AD
C
03/01/2008
C
01/01/2009
C
03/01/2018
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
11/15/2014
C
01/01/2018
C
C
12/01/2016
FD
C
05/15/2015
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)

Notes:  The following two categories (not listed above) have become "unavailable"  for all countries in December 2019:
- Certain Religious Workers


- 5th Regional Center (I5 and R5)


1 comment:

  1. USCIS has announced the following instructions for Adjustment of Status filings for December 2019.

    For December 2019, F2A applicants should follow the Final Action Date. All other family-based categories are subject to the Dates for Filing.

    All employment-based applicants must follow Dates for Filing for December 2019.

    Since Vietnam is not listed in the Dates for Filing chart, Vietnamese applicants should follow the dates under "Other Countries".

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