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July 2020 Visa Bulletin –Backlogs Persist, but India Advances at a Quicker Pace

The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.

Below is a summary of the July Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

China: All categories creep forward one week – EB-1 advances to August 22, 2017; EB-2 to November 8, 2015; and EB-3 to June 22, 2016

India: EB-1 moves ahead eleven months to May 8, 2017; EB-2 advances twenty-six days to July 8, 2009; and EB-3 leaps forward two months to June 1, 2009

All Other Countries: EB-1 and EB-2 remain current; EB-3 advances five months to April 15, 2018

NOTE 1: USCIS has not yet announced if it will accept I-485 applications in July based on the Department of State’s Dates for Filing chart.

This post was written by Courtland C. Witherup.

Copyright © 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 169
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