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August 2020 Department of State Bulletin

You can view the visa bulletin here:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2020/visa-bulletin-for-august-2020.html

Contact our office if you have any questions about preference categories or dates for filing and final action. Our email is provided at the end of this post.

Employment based preferences must use the Final Action Dates chart. The employment-based categories are as follows: EB-1 is current for all countries except China (February 8, 2018) and India (February 8, 2018); EB-2 is current for all countries except China (January 15, 2016) and India (July 8, 2009); EB-3 is April 1, 2019 for all countries except China (February 15, 2017) and India (October 1, 2009); EB-3 Other Workers is April 1, 2019 for all countries except China (August 1, 2008) and India (October  1, 2009). EB-4 are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (April 1, 2017) and Mexico (June 15, 2018); Religious Worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (April 1, 2017) and Mexico (June 15, 2018); EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (August 8, 2015) and Vietnam (July 22, 2017); EB-5 regional centers are current for all countries except China (August 8, 2015) and Vietnam (July 22, 2017).

Family based petitions are backlogged, however the F2A category is current in the Final Action Dates. USCIS says that applicants in the F2A category may file using the Final Action Dates Chart for August 2020.

All other family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2020, with the most recent date for China-mainland born, India, and All Chargeability Areas Except Listed (on chart) at June 8, 2015 for F2B (unmarried children over 21 years old of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for Mexico F4 (brothers and sisters of Lawful Permanent Residents) at June 15, 1998.

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