April 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see April 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
F122OCT1122OCT1122OCT1108OCT9722JUN07
F2A15JAN1715JAN1715JAN1701JAN1715JAN17
F2B15JUL1215JUL1215JUL1215SEP9701SEP07
F308OCT0608OCT0608OCT0622JAN9615SEP95
F415AUG0515AUG0522JUL0422FEB9801DEC95
"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
F122APR1222APR1222APR1215MAR0008APR08
F2A01FEB1801FEB1801FEB1801FEB1801FEB18
F2B08DEC1408DEC1408DEC1422NOV9708FEB08
F315APR0715APR0715APR0722MAR0108DEC97
F422SEP0622SEP0608MAR0515DEC9822MAY98

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
1st01FEB1808APR1708APR1701FEB1801FEB18
2ndC01FEB1622APR09CC
3rdC15AUG1515SEP09C01NOV17
Other WorkersCTBD15SEP09C01NOV17
4thCCC15NOV17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15NOV17C
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
1st01AUG1801DEC1701DEC1701AUG1801AUG18
2ndC01JAN1608JUN09CC
3rdC01MAR1615AUG10C08DEC17
Other WorkersCTBD15AUG10C08DEC17
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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