May 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 May 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
F108NOV1108NOV1108NOV1108NOV9708AUG07
F2A08FEB1708FEB1708FEB1722JAN1708FEB17
F2B01SEP1201SEP1201SEP1208OCT9722SEP07
F301NOV0601NOV0601NOV0608FEB9601OCT95
F415SEP0515SEP0501AUG0401MAR9801JAN96
"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
F101MAY1201MAY1201MAY1208JUN0022APR08
F2A08MAR1808MAR1808MAR1808MAR1808MAR18
F2B08MAR1508MAR1508MAR1515DEC9715FEB08
F315MAY0715MAY0715MAY0708AUG0108FEB98
F408NOV0608NOV0601APR0508JAN9915AUG98

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
1st22FEB1801MAY1701MAY1722FEB1822FEB18
2ndC01APR1608MAY09CC
3rdC08SEP1501DEC09C08DEC17
Other WorkersCTBD01DEC09C08DEC17
4thCCC15DEC17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15DEC17C
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
1st22AUG1822DEC1722DEC1722AUG1822AUG18
2ndC01FEB1615JUN09CC
3rdC22MAR1622OCT10C15JAN18
Other WorkersCTBD22OCT10C15JAN18
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22DEC14CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22DEC14CCC

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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