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 Visas||All Chargeability |
|China (Mainland)||El Salvador|
|Certain Religious Workers||C||C||15JUL16||C||22JAN18||C||C|
|EB-5 Non Regional Centers||C||15MAY15||C||01JAN19||C||C||08FEB17|
|EB-5 Regional Centers||C||15MAY15||C||01JAN19||C||C||08FEB17|