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December 2020 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The December 2020 visa bulletin was released today, November 23. It is available here.

Employment-based petitions must refer to the Dates for Filing chart. For employment-based petitions, only EB-3 and EB-3 Other Workers applicants from India retrogressed compared to the November 2020 bulletin.

The employment-based dates are as follows: EB-1 is current for all countries except China (Nov 1, 2020) and India (Nov 1, 2020).  EB-2 is current for all countries except China (Oct 1, 2016) and India (May 15, 2011). EB-3 is current for all countries except China (Jun 1, 2018) and India (Jan 1, 2014). EB-3 Other Workers is current for all countries except China (May 1, 2009) and India (Jan 1, 2014). EB-4 is current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (May 1, 2018). Religious Worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (May 1, 2018). EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (Dec 15, 2015). EB-5 regional centers are current for all countries except China (Dec 15, 2015).

For family-based petitions, applicants in the F2A category may file using the Final Action Dates chart. All other applicants must use the Dates for Filing chart. Dates for family-based petitions did not change compared to the November visa bulletin.

The dates are as follows: the F1 date is July 22, 2015 for all areas except Mexico (Feb 22, 2000) and the Philippines (Oct 8, 2012). F2A is current for all categories. The F2B date is May 1, 2016 for all areas except Mexico (Dec 1, 1999) and the Philippines (April 1, 2012). F3 is at Jun 1, 2009 for all countries except Mexico (Aug 15, 2000) and the Philippines (Dec 22, 2002). The F4 date is Sept 15, 2007 for all countries except India (Nov 22, 2005), Mexico (April 22, 1999), and the Philippines (Sept 1, 2002).

Contact our office at immigrationinfo@cornerlaw.com if you have any questions about preference categories or dates for filing and final action.

 

 

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