September 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see September 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
F115MAR1215MAR1215MAR1208DEC9722OCT07
F2A01JUL1701JUL1701JUL1701JUL1701JUL17
F2B15JUN1315JUN1315JUN1315MAY9815NOV07
F308JAN0708JAN0708JAN0722APR9608DEC96
F401AUG0601AUG0615SEP0422MAY9808JAN97
"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
F115SEP1215SEP1215SEP1222APR0001JUL08
F2A22JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN1822JAN18
F2B08OCT1508OCT1508OCT1501JAN9922MAY08
F301AUG0701AUG0701AUG0701APR0115AUG98
F408MAR0708MAR0701JUN0508FEB9922JAN99

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
1st22JUN1801JUL1901JUL1922JUN1822JUN18
2ndC22DEC1601JUN09CC
3rdC22DEC1501JAN10C08SEP18
Other WorkersCTBD01JAN10C08SEP18
4thCCC01DEC18C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01DEC18C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01FEB15CCC
"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
2ndC22FEB1701OCT09CC
3rdC22MAY1622DEC10C15DEC18
Other WorkersCTBD22DEC10C15DEC18
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22FEB15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22FEB15CCC

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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