February 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see February 2019 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
F101SEP1101SEP1101SEP1108SEP9708MAY07
F2A01DEC1601DEC1601DEC1608NOV1601DEC16
F2B22APR1222APR1222APR1201JUL9722JUL07
F308SEP0608SEP0608SEP0608JAN9601AUG95
F415JUN0515JUN0501JUL0415FEB9801OCT95
"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
F108MAY1208MAY1208MAY1215NOV9901MAR08
F2A01JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN18
F2B08JUN1408JUN1408JUN1401OCT9722DEC07
F308FEB0708FEB0708FEB0715SEP0001AUG97
F401JUL0601JUL0615JAN0501NOV9801JUL97

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
1st01NOV1715JAN1715JAN1701NOV1701NOV17
2ndC01OCT1508APR09CC
3rdC15JUL1508MAY09C01AUG17
Other WorkersCTBD08MAY09C01AUG17
4thCCC08MAY17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08MAY17C
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
1st01JUL1801NOV1701NOV1701JUL1801JUL18
2ndC01NOV1501JUN09CC
3rdC08JAN1608JUN10C01SEP17
Other WorkersCTBD08JUN10C01SEP17
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01NOV14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01NOV14CCC
Visa Bulletin Predictions

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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