Processing Dates for FAMILY & Employment-Based Visa Applications

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center.

Unless otherwise indicated on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS in the Department of Homeland Security must use the “Final Action Dates” charts below for determining when they can file such applications.

Family-Based Priority Dates: August 2020

A. FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES

Category All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – Mainland Born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 15AUG14 15AUG14 15AUG14 22DEC97 01SEP11
F2A C C C C C
F2B 08JUN15 08JUN15 08JUN15 22MAR99 01APR11
F3 01JUN08 01JUN08 01JUN08 15JUL96 15NOV01
F4 08SEP06 08SEP06 22FEB05 15JUN98 01SEP01
Certain Religious Workers U U U U U
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 08JAN14 C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) U U U U U

B. DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS

CaTEGORY All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – Mainland Born INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
F1 08JUN15 08JUN15 08JUN15 01FEB00 08JUN12
F2A 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20 01JUL20
F2B 15MAR16 15MAR16 15MAR16 08NOV99 01DEC11
F3 08MAY09 08MAY09 08MAY09 01AUG00 22AUG02
F4 01SEP07 01SEP07 08NOV05 01APR99 08MAY02
Certain Religious Workers C C C C C
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) C 01MAY15 C C C
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) U 01MAY15 U U U

 

Employment-Based Priority Dates: August 2020

A. APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES

CATEGORY All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – Mainland Born EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st C 08FEB18 C 08FEB18 C C C
2nd C 15JAN16 C 08JUL09 C C C
3rd 01APR19 15FEB17 01APR19 01OCT09 01APR19 01APR19 01APR19
Other Workers 01APR19 01AUG08 01APR19 01OCT09 01APR19 01APR19 01APR19
4th C C 01APR17 C 15JUN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01APR17 C 15JUN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 08AUG15 C C C C 22JUL17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 08AUG15 C C C C 22JUL17

B. DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS

Category All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – Mainland Born EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C 01JUL18 C 01JUL18 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 15AUG09 C C
3rd 01APR20 01MAY17 01APR20 01FEB10 01APR20 01APR20
Other Workers 01APR20 01OCT08 01APR20 01FEB10 01APR20 01APR20
4th C C 01OCT17 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01OCT17 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15DEC15 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15DEC15 C C C C

Note: C – Current, U – Unavailable


If you need more information relating to these processing dates, contact us today for information relating to your temporary or permanent visas. We are proud to serve clients in Richmond, VA, and the surrounding areas through the use of our unique international perspective.