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July 2020 Department of State Visa Bulletin

The visa bulletin is out at this link:  July 2020 Visa Bulletin   

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 (August 22, 2017) and India (May 8, 2017); EB-2 is current for all countries except China (November 8, 2015) and India (July 8, 2009); EB-3 is April 15, 2018 for all countries except China (June 22, 2016) and India (June 1, 2009); EB-3 Other Workers is April 15, 2018 for all countries except China (July 22, 2008) and India (June 1, 2009). EB-4 are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (February 1, 2017) and Mexico (June 15, 2018); Religious Worker visas are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (February 1, 2017) and Mexico (June 15, 2018); EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (July 22, 2015) and Vietnam (May 15, 2017); EB-5 regional centers are current for all countries except China (July 22, 2015) and Vietnam (May 15, 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 July 2020.

All other family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates of Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for July 2020, with the most recent date for China-mainland born, India, and All Chargeability Areas Except Listed (on chart) at February 1, 2016 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 March 8, 1999.

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