October 25, 2020

Volume X, Number 299


October 23, 2020

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

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



About this Author

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s immigration practice handles all immigration needs for corporate clients, from sponsorship of key employees for temporary visas and permanent residence in the US and abroad, to I-9 compliance advice, government investigations and due diligence. Our work is concentrated in three major areas: (1) US immigration, (2) global immigration, and (3) compliance. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers, immigration advisors/paralegals and support staff devotes 100 percent of its time to immigration. We represent multinational organizations across various industries...

202 955 1913