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Thursday, June 25, 2020

July 2020 Visa Bulletin: EB-1 India/China, F-1 Philippines Advance




Trump's overseas immigration ban has the side effect of freeing up many visa numbers, indirectly benefiting the applicants in the US.  There are some nice advancements in July's Visa Bulletin.


  • EB-1 India cutoff date advances to 05/08/2017.  EB-1 China moves forward  to 08/22/2017. 
  • EB-2 India advances to 07/08/2009; EB-2 China to 11/08/2015.
  • EB-3 India and China also advance to 06/01/2009 and 06/22/2016 respectively.  Other EB-3 categories advance to 04/15/18.
  • EB-5 is current for all countries including India.  China and Vietnam continue to have cutoff dates.
  • Family 1st (F-1) also move forward.  Philippines advance 4 months to 06/01/2011.
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*Note - President Trump issued an Executive Order to bar overseas immigrants, H-1B, L-1, J-1 visas from entering the U.S. until the end of 2020, with exceptions. 



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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
07/08/2014
07/08/2014
07/08/2014
12/08/1997
06/01/2011
FD
04/22/2015
04/22/2015
04/22/2015
01/08/2000
02/08/2012
F2A
AD
      C
      C
      C
      C
      C
FD
06/01/2020
06/01/2020
06/01/2020
06/01/2020
06/01/2020
F2B
AD
05/01/2015
05/01/2015
05/01/2015
03/08/1999
01/01/2011
FD
02/01/2016
02/01/2016
02/01/2016
10/15/1999
08/01/2011
F3
AD
05/08/2008
05/08/2008
05/08/2008
07/08/1996
08/15/2001
FD
04/15/2009
04/15/2009
04/15/2009
07/15/2000
04/22/2002
F4
AD
08/22/2006
08/22/2006
02/08/2005
06/01/1998
06/01/2001
FD
08/15/2007
08/15/2007
10/22/2005
03/08/1999
01/08/2002

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
C
08/22/2017
C
05/08/2017
C
C
C
FD
C
11/01/2017
C
08/01/2017
C
C
C
EB2
AD
C
11/08/2015
C
07/08/2009
C
C
C
FD
C
08/01/2016
C
08/15/2009
C
C
C
EB3
AD
04/15/2018
06/22/2016
04/15/2018
06/01/2009
04/15/2018
04/15/2018
04/15/2018
FD
04/01/2019
03/01/2017
04/01/2019
02/01/2010
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
Other Workers
AD
04/15/2018
07/22/2008
04/15/2018
06/01/2009
04/15/2018
04/15/2018
04/15/2018
FD
04/01/2019
08/01/2008
04/01/2019
02/01/2010
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
04/01/2019
EB4
AD
C
C
02/01/2017
C
06/15/2018
C
C
FD
C
C
05/01/2017
C
C
C
C
EB5
AD
C
07/22/2015
C
C
C
C
05/15/2017
FD
C
12/15/2015
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)

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