February 2020 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 February 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
F108AUG1308AUG1308AUG1301OCT9701JAN09
F2ACCCCC
F2B15APR1515APR1515APR1501JAN9915FEB09
F322FEB0822FEB0822FEB0801APR9601APR99
F401JUL0701JUL0715NOV0408MAR9815AUG99
"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
F108JAN1408JAN1408JAN1408APR0001MAY09
F2A08MAR2008MAR2008MAR2008MAR2008MAR20
F2B01MAR1501MAR1501MAR1522NOV9908AUG09
F322AUG0822AUG0822AUG0808FEB0101APR99
F401FEB0801FEB0822JUL0515MAR9908JAN00

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
1st08SEP1801JAN1722APR1508SEP1808SEP18
2ndC01MAR1515AUG09CC
3rdC01JAN1601APR09C01DEC17
Other WorkersCTBD01APR09C01DEC17
4thCCC01JUL17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01JUL17C
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
1st22NOV1922DEC1708JUL1722NOV1922NOV19
2ndC01JAN1708OCT09CC
3rdC22SEP1715MAR10CC
Other WorkersCTBD15MAR10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01FEB15CCC

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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