December 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 December 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
F115MAR1515MAR1515MAR1522JUN9801NOV12
F2ACCCCC
F2B22OCT1522OCT1522OCT1522JUN9922MAR12
F308SEP0808SEP0808SEP0808OCT9601APR03
F401DEC0601DEC0615APR0522DEC9801NOV02
"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
F115MAR1615MAR1615MAR1601MAR0015SEP13
F2A08NOV2008NOV2008NOV2008NOV2008NOV20
F2B15SEP1615SEP1615SEP1608FEB0008DEC12
F301NOV0901NOV0901NOV0908SEP0008FEB04
F401NOV0701NOV0708JAN0608MAY9901AUG03

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
1stC08AUG1901JUN18CC
2ndC08MAR1615OCT09CC
3rd01APR2008APR1815APR1101APR2001APR20
Other Workers01APR20TBD15APR1101APR2001APR20
4thCCC08OCT18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC08OCT18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22NOV15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22NOV15CCC
"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
1stC08OCT1808OCT18CC
2ndC01OCT1622NOV09CC
3rd22JUL2001SEP1701MAY1008AUG2015SEP21
Other Workers22JUL20TBD01MAY1008AUG2015SEP21
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01MAY16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01MAY16CCC

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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