August 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see August 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
F101APR1201APR1201APR1215AUG9601OCT07
F2ACCCCC
F2B01NOV1301NOV1301NOV1322MAY9801FEB08
F301APR0701APR0701APR0708JUL9515OCT97
F401AUG0601AUG0601SEP0422JAN9701APR98
"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
F101DEC1201DEC1201DEC1201DEC9922JUN08
F2A22APR1922APR1922APR1922APR1922APR19
F2B08NOV1408NOV1408NOV1408FEB9922AUG08
F308OCT0708OCT0708OCT0701SEP0022APR98
F408FEB0708FEB0701MAY0522DEC9822SEP98

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
1st01JUL1801NOV1708APR1501JUL1801JUL18
2ndC01JAN1715MAY09CC
3rdC22FEB1615JUL09CC
Other WorkersCTBD15JUL09CC
4thCCC15JUL16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15JUL16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01NOV1401JUN17CC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01NOV1401JUN17CC
"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
1st01OCT1801NOV1701NOV1701OCT1801OCT18
2ndC01APR1722JUN09CC
3rdC15JUN1601MAY10CC
Other WorkersCTBD01MAY10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01DEC14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01DEC14CCC

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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