May 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official March 2020 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-march-2020.aspx

Please see May 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
F108FEB1408FEB1408FEB1415OCT9708FEB10
F2ACCCCC
F2B22JAN1522JAN1522JAN1508DEC9822FEB10
F308MAR0808MAR0808MAR0801MAY9608MAY00
F401AUG0601AUG0601JAN0501APR9822JUL00
"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
F115OCT1415OCT1415OCT1422DEC9915SEP10
F2A15MAY2015MAY2015MAY2015MAY2015MAY20
F2B08JUL1508JUL1508JUL1522AUG9901NOV10
F308NOV0808NOV0808NOV0801AUG0001DEC00
F422SEP0722SEP0708SEP0522FEB9908DEC00

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
1st08MAY1915JUN1701MAY1508MAY1908MAY19
2ndC15SEP1508JUL09CC
3rd01MAR1701MAY1601MAR0908MAR1722SEP17
Other Workers01MAR17TBD01MAR0908MAR1722SEP17
4thCCC08JAN18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08JAN18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01JUL1515DEC18CC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01JUL1515DEC18CC
"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
1stC01DEC1708MAY17CC
2ndC01SEP1622AUG09CC
3rd01MAR1915MAY1715MAR1008MAR1901FEB19
Other Workers01MAR19TBD15MAR1008MAR1901FEB19
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01MAR16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01MAR16CCC

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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