April 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see April 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
F115NOV1315NOV1315NOV1315OCT9701JUN09
F2ACCCCC
F2B08AUG1508AUG1508AUG1508MAR9908MAY09
F301MAY0801MAY0801MAY0808APR9622SEP99
F408OCT0708OCT0715DEC0401APR9801FEB00
"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
F108MAY1408MAY1408MAY1415FEB0008SEP09
F2A15JUN2015JUN2015JUN2015JUN2015JUN20
F2B22MAY1522MAY1522MAY1501FEB0001NOV09
F308NOV0808NOV0808NOV0822NOV0008AUG99
F422FEB0822FEB0801SEP0522FEB9901JAN00

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
1st01NOV1808APR1722MAY1501NOV1801NOV18
2ndC22MAY1515SEP09CC
3rdC08JAN1615APR09C15MAY18
Other WorkersCTBD15APR09C15MAY18
4thCCC22OCT17C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC22OCT17C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22MAR1501MAY18CC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22MAR1501MAY18CC
"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
1st01JAN2022JAN1801AUG1701JAN2001JAN20
2ndC01JAN1701NOV09CC
3rdC22SEP1715MAY10CC
Other WorkersCTBD15MAY10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08FEB15CCC

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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