October 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official August 2020 Visa Bulletin and Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-august-2020.aspx

Please see October 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based categories for all countries):

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
F101DEC1401DEC1401DEC1422MAR9801APR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B15AUG1515AUG1515AUG1508MAY9922SEP11
F322JUL0822JUL0822JUL0822AUG9622JUL02
F422OCT0622OCT0622MAR0522SEP9801APR02
"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
F122OCT1522OCT1522OCT1515FEB0001FEB13
F2A08SEP2008SEP2008SEP2008SEP2008SEP20
F2B15JUN1615JUN1615JUN1622DEC9908JUN12
F301AUG0901AUG0901AUG0922AUG0015MAY03
F401OCT0701OCT0708DEC0522APR9915DEC02

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
1stC08NOV1808APR18CC
2ndC15FEB1601SEP09CC
3rd01OCT1908SEP1708JUL1001OCT1901OCT19
Other Workers01OCT19TBD08JUL1001OCT1901OCT19
4thCCC08AUG18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08AUG18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01OCT15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01OCT15CCC
"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
1stC22AUG1822AUG18CC
2ndC01SEP1601OCT09CC
3rd01JUN2001JUL1715MAR1001JUN2022DEC20
Other Workers01JUN20TBD15MAR1001JUN2022DEC20
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22FEB16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22FEB16CCC

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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