November 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 November 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
F122JAN1522JAN1522JAN1508MAY9815JUL12
F2ACCCCC
F2B15SEP1515SEP1515SEP1501JUN9922DEC11
F315AUG0815AUG0815AUG0815SEP9601DEC02
F408NOV0608NOV0601APR0508NOV9815JUL02
"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
F101JAN1601JAN1601JAN1622FEB0022MAY13
F2A08OCT2008OCT2008OCT2008OCT2008OCT20
F2B01AUG1601AUG1601AUG1615JAN0008SEP12
F315SEP0915SEP0915SEP0901SEP0001OCT03
F422OCT0722OCT0722DEC0501MAY9908APR03

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
1stC22MAR1901MAY18CC
2ndC01MAR1622SEP09CC
3rd01JAN2022DEC1701DEC1001JAN2001JAN20
Other Workers01JAN20TBD01DEC1001JAN2001JAN20
4thCCC08SEP18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08SEP18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22OCT15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22OCT15CCC
"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
1stC15SEP1815SEP18CC
2ndC15SEP1601NOV09CC
3rd22JUN2001AUG1708APR1001JUL2008MAY21
Other Workers22JUN20TBD08APR1001JUL2008MAY21
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01APR16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01APR16CCC

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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