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May 2019 Visa Bulletin

For April 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-april-2019.aspx

For analysis of May 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-analysis-may-2019.aspx

May 2019 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from May 1 to May 31 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 08JAN12
08JAN12 08JAN12 08AUG97 15MAY07
F2A 15MAY17 15MAY17 15MAY17 01MAY17 15MAY17
F2B 01FEB13 01FEB13 01FEB13 15FEB98 01OCT07
F3 08NOV06 08NOV06 08NOV06 15FEB96  08OCT96
F4 15FEB06 15FEB06 01AUG04 08FEB98 01MAR97
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 22AUG12 22AUG12 22AUG12 08OCT99 15APR08
F2A 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18 08JAN18
F2B 01AUG14 01AUG14 01AUG14 01OCT98 15MAY08
F3 22JUN07 22JUN07 22JUN07 22JUN00 01OCT97
F4 01OCT06 01OCT06 15MAR05 22NOV98 15FEB98

Employment Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st 01MAR18 22FEB17 01MAR18 22FEB17 01MAR18 01MAR18 01MAR18
2nd C 15MAY16 C 16APR09 C C C
3rd C 22AUG15 C 01JUL09 C 01JUN18 C
Other Workers C 01SEP07 C 01JUL09 C 01JUN18 C
4th C C 08MAR16 C 01AUG18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 08MAR16 C 01AUG18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 22SEP14 C C C C 22SEP16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 22SEP14 C C C C 22SEP16
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01OCT17 01SEP18 01SEP18
2nd C 01SEP16 C 01JUN09  C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 01APR10 C 01OCT18
Other Workers C 01JUN08 C 01APR10 C 01OCT18
4th C C 01JUL16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUL16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15OCT14 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15OCT14 C C C C

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D. CHINA-mainland born AND INDIA EMPLOYMENT-BASED FIRST (E1) PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY

Despite the final action date for these two countries having been held in recent months, there continues to be an extremely high rate of demand for E1 numbers, primarily for USCIS adjustment of status applicants. This situation may require the retrogression of this final action date in an effort to limit future number use.

Such action would only be temporary, with the date for these two countries returning to the latest reached during fiscal year 2019 for October, the first month of fiscal year 2020.

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      Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, processing time, etc: https://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

      Next Steps: If priority date is current and

      1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: https://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

      2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: https://www.mygcvisa.com/nvc/overview-after-nvc-petition-approved.aspx

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