February 2020 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official September 2019 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-september-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
F122SEP1322SEP1322SEP1308OCT9622FEB09
F2ACCCCC
F2B22JUL1522JUL1522JUL1501JAN9915FEB09
F322MAR0822MAR0822MAR0815JAN9615APR99
F408AUG0708AUG0701DEC0415APR9722NOV99
"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
F108NOV1308NOV1308NOV1308MAY0008APR09
F2A22MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR20
F2B15JAN1515JAN1515JAN1508DEC9908AUG09
F315JUL0815JUL0815JUL0801APR0108FEB99
F422DEC0722DEC0722JUL0515MAR9901APR00

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
1st22DEC1722MAY14TBD22DEC1722DEC17
2nd22MAY1822OCT1708SEP0922MAY1822MAY18
3rd15NOV1622MAY1415OCT0508DEC1601MAY18
Other Workers15NOV16TBD15OCT0508DEC1601MAY18
4thTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
Certain Religious WorkersTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08MAR1522JAN18CC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08MAR1522JAN18CC
"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
1st15OCT1815FEB1815FEB1815OCT1815OCT18
2ndC22APR1801OCT09CC
3rdC15OCT1622JUN10CC
Other WorkersCTBD22JUN10CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C08APR15CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C08APR15CCC

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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