January 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official December 2019 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-december-2019.aspx

Please see January 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108JUL1308JUL1308JUL1322AUG9701JAN09
F2ACCCCC
F2B01NOV1401NOV1401NOV1401OCT9815JAN09
F315DEC0715DEC0715DEC0701MAR9615DEC98
F401APR0701APR0715NOV0408JAN9801APR99
"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
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108JAN1408JAN1408JAN1422NOV9908JUN09
F2A01DEC1901DEC1901DEC1901DEC1901DEC19
F2B08MAR1508MAR1508MAR1515JUN9922JUL09
F301JUL0801JUL0801JUL0822JUL0001MAY99
F401SEP0701SEP0715JUL0508JAN9922AUG99

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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st08AUG1801JUN1701FEB1508AUG1808AUG18
2ndC08JUL1508JUN09CC
3rdC15NOV1522JAN09C22MAR18
Other WorkersCTBD22JAN09C22MAR18
4thCCC01AUG17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01AUG17C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
"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
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stC01OCT1715APR17CC
2ndC01SEP1622JUL09CC
3rdC08APR1722FEB10CC
Other WorkersCTBD22FEB10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01JUN15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01JUN15CCC

If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130/NVC/I-140/I-485 case in the free GC tracker: https://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.

The dates above have been calculated from data provided by USCIS/DOS. It does not include future demand (which can increase or decrease anytime). Hence data will keep changing every month. We will update these tables as we get more data from USCIS or DOS.

Similar to EB3 category movement, we have previously added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.

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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