April Visa Bulletin Update

April Visa Bulletin Update

March 18, 2020

The April Visa Bulletin has modest forward movement among most employment-based preference categories.  EB-1 Worldwide continues to be backlogged but moved forward by a few months while India and China had slower forward movement.  EB-2 and EB-3 moved forward slightly for China and India but not at all for any other countries.  EB-5 India continues to move forward rapidly and, according to the March 13, 2020 USCIS EB-5 Stakeholder Call, is expected to be current this summer.

Significantly, USCIS announced that in April, it will only accept applications for adjustment of status based on Chart A – Final Action Dates, for the first time this fiscal year.  Therefore, anyone with a current priority date based on Chart B – Dates for Filing as of the March Visa Bulletin may only have a few weeks left to file an adjustment of status application.

April Employment-Based Final Action Dates Chart

Employment- Based Immigrant VisasAll Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
China (Mainland)El Salvador
Other Workers01JAN1701JUL0801JAN1722JAN0901JAN1701JAN1701JAN17
4th CC15JUL16C22JAN18CC
Certain Religious WorkersCC15JUL16C22JAN18CC
EB-5 Non Regional CentersC15MAY15C01JAN19CC08FEB17
EB-5 Regional CentersC15MAY15C01JAN19CC08FEB17
By | 2020-03-18T13:00:07-08:00 March 18th, 2020|Visa Bulletin|Comments Off on April Visa Bulletin Update

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