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May 2020 Visa Bulletin – EB-1 Returns to Current for First Time since July 2018 (Except for China and India)

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 May Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from the previous month.

China: EB-1 advances five weeks to July 15, 2017; EB-2 moves ahead one month to October 1 2015; and EB-3 advances one month to May 15, 2016

India: EB-1 jumps ahead three months to August 1, 2015; EB-2 continues to creep forward, advancing eight days to June 2, 2009; and EB-3 advances five weeks to March 1, 2009

All Other Countries: EB-1 becomes current for the first time since July 2018; EB-2 remains current; and EB-3 remains stalled at January 1, 2017

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

This post was written by Courtland C. Witherup.

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