July 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 July 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
F108DEC1108DEC1108DEC1115JAN9815NOV07
F2A22MAR1722MAR1722MAR1715MAR1722MAR17
F2B15NOV1215NOV1215NOV1201DEC9722NOV07
F315DEC0615DEC0615DEC0608MAR9601NOV95
F408NOV0508NOV0501SEP0415MAR9801MAR96
"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
F115MAY1215MAY1215MAY1201DEC0022MAY08
F2A15MAY1815MAY1815MAY1815MAY1815MAY18
F2B22AUG1522AUG1522AUG1501FEB9808MAR08
F301AUG0701AUG0701AUG0722MAY0222JUN98
F408FEB0708FEB0708MAY0522FEB9901FEB99

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
1st22APR1801JUL1701JUL1722APR1822APR18
2ndC01AUG1622MAY09CC
3rdC01NOV1522APR10C01MAR18
Other WorkersCTBD22APR10C01MAR18
4thCCC01MAR18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01MAR18C
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
1st22OCT1815FEB1815FEB1822OCT1822OCT18
2ndC22MAR1601JUL09CC
3rdC22MAY1608MAR11C01APR18
Other WorkersCTBD08MAR11C01APR18
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15FEB15CCC

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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