December 2019 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see December 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
F122JUL1222JUL1222JUL1208OCT9615FEB08
F2ACCCCC
F2B08JUL1408JUL1408JUL1401OCT9822MAY08
F308JUL0708JUL0708JUL0715AUG9508AUG98
F415FEB0715FEB0701NOV0415APR9722MAR99
"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
F101MAR1301MAR1301MAR1301MAY0001JAN09
F2A01OCT1901OCT1901OCT1901OCT1901OCT19
F2B22OCT1522OCT1522OCT1501SEP9915NOV08
F315FEB0815FEB0815FEB0822APR0122MAR99
F408SEP0708SEP0708JUN0501MAR9901SEP99

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
1st15MAR1915OCT1915MAY1615MAR1915MAR19
2ndC08AUG1722AUG09CC
3rdC08SEP1622SEP09CC
Other WorkersCTBD22SEP09CC
4thCCC01SEP16C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01SEP16C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15FEB1515SEP17CC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15FEB1515SEP17CC
"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
1st22JAN1915FEB1815FEB1822JAN1922JAN19
2ndC01DEC1701OCT09CC
3rdC08AUG1601SEP10CC
Other WorkersCTBD01SEP10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C22MAR15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C22MAR15CCC

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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