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April 2020 Visa Bulletin

For March 2020 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-march-2020.aspx

For analysis of April 2020 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-analysis-april-2020.aspx

April 2020 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from April 1 to April 30 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 01JAN14
01JAN14 01JAN14 22SEP97 01MAR10
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01NOV14 01NOV14 01NOV14 01DEC98 01FEB10
F3 01FEB08 01FEB08 01FEB08 08MAY96 15MAY00
F4 01JUL06 01JUL06 22DEC04 15MAR98 01MAY00
"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 01SEP14 01SEP14 01SEP14 01DEC99 01NOV10
F2A 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20 01FEB20
F2B 01JUL15 01JUL15 01JUL15 01AUG99 01OCT10
F3 01OCT08 01OCT08 01OCT08 15JUL00 15JAN01
F4 25JUL07 25JUL07 22AUG05 15JAN99 01JAN01

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 01JUN19 08JUN17 01JUN19 01MAY15 01JUN19 01JUN19 01JUN19
2nd C 01SEP15 C 25MAY09 C C C
3rd 01JAN17 15APR16 01JAN17 22JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
Other Workers 01JAN17 01JUL08 01JAN17 22JAN09 01JAN17 01JAN17 01JAN17
4th C C 15JUL16 C 22JAN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUL16 C 22JAN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15MAY15 C 01JAN19 C C 08FEB17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15MAY15 C 01JAN19 C C 08FEB17
"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 C 01OCT17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09  C C
3rd 01JAN19 01MAR17 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
Other Workers 01JAN19 01AUG08 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
4th C C 15AUG16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15DEC15 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15DEC15 C C C C

Special Notice from USCIS:(Show/Hide)

D. DIVERSITY VISA (DV) AVAILABILTY IN THE COMING MONTHS

The May rank cut-off movements for all DV regions continue to be greater than might ordinarily have been expected, in order to generate applicant demand under the respective annual limits. This is because fewer DV applicants are actively pursuing final action on their cases at consular posts abroad, and the volume of USCIS adjustment cases remains low. If large numbers of applicants eventually do begin to have their cases brought to final action, rank cut-off date movements will necessarily slow or stop, and retrogression would become a possibility. At this time, it is not possible to say when such action might be required, but late summer would be the most likely time.


Also See:

      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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