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October 2020 Department of State Visa Bulletin

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

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 (June 1, 2018) and India (June 1, 2018); EB-2 is current for all countries except China (March 1, 2016) and India (September 1, 2009); EB-3 is current for all countries except China (July 1, 2017) and India (January 15, 2010); EB-3 Other Workers is current for all countries except China (December 1, 2008) and India (January 15, 2010). EB-4 are current for all countries except El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (August 1, 2017) and Mexico (September 1, 2018); Religious Worker visas are unauthorized for all countries; EB-5 non-regional centers are current for all countries except China (August 15, 2015) and Vietnam (August 1, 2017); EB-5 regional centers are unauthorized for all countries.

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 October 2020.

All other family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates of Filing chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2020, with the most recent date for China-mainland born, India, and All Chargeability Areas Except Listed (on chart) at July 8, 2015 for F2B (unmarried children over 21 years old of lawful permanent residents) and the longest queue for Mexico F1 (unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age and older) of U.S. citizens at January 8, 1998.

Please email immigrationinfo@cornerlaw.com if you have any questions.

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