December 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see December 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
F101MAY1301MAY1301MAY1308SEP9701OCT08
F2ACCCCC
F2B08NOV1408NOV1408NOV1415OCT9822NOV08
F301DEC0701DEC0701DEC0708MAR9601OCT98
F415MAR0715MAR0722OCT0401FEB9801FEB99
"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
F115OCT1315OCT1315OCT1301FEB0001MAR09
F2A22NOV1922NOV1922NOV1922NOV1922NOV19
F2B15JAN1515JAN1515JAN1501AUG9922MAY09
F301JUN0801JUN0801JUN0801NOV0001JAN99
F422SEP0722SEP0701JUL0508FEB9908JUL99

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
1st01JUL1801DEC1601MAR1501JUL1801JUL18
2ndC01FEB1501JUL09CC
3rdC01DEC1515FEB09C08NOV17
Other WorkersCTBD15FEB09C08NOV17
4thCCC01JUN17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01JUN17C
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
1st08SEP1901NOV1708MAY1708SEP1908SEP19
2ndC15OCT1622AUG09CC
3rdC15JUN1722FEB10CC
Other WorkersCTBD22FEB10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15JAN15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15JAN15CCC

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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