The Department of State has released the November 2019 Visa Bulletin. D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the employment-based priority dates. As of today, October 18, 2019, USCIS has advised that, in November 2019, it will once again accept adjustment of status applications for both employment-based and family-based petitions based on the November Bulletin’s application filing dates for all categories except for the F2A family-based category, which may file based on final action dates. As Vietnam is not listed on the “Dates for Filing” chart, adjustment applicants from Vietnam should use the worldwide dates found in the “All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed” column. All Application Filing Dates categories remain unchanged from October 2019.
As for Final Action Dates, all EB-1 categories, except India and China, will advance to June 1, 2018. EB-1 China will advance three months to February 1, 2017, and EB-1 India will remain unchanged at January 1, 2015. With the exception of India and China, all EB-2 countries of chargeability will remain current. EB-2 China will advance by two and a half months to March 15, 2015, and EB-2 India will advance by one day to May 13, 2009. All EB-3 countries of chargeability besides India, China, and the Philippines will remain current. EB-3 China and India will remain unchanged, while the Philippines will advance three and a half months to February 1, 2018.
The EB-5 Regional Center program has been extended until November 21, 2019. Final action dates for this category will follow the EB-5 Non-Regional Center final action dates until November 22, 2019, when, if there is no legislative action extending the program for FY-2020, the EB-5 Regional Center final action dates would immediately become “Unavailable” for November for all countries. The final action dates for the EB-5 Non-Regional Center program, which will not be affected, will remain current with the exception of China, India, and Vietnam. EB-5 China will advance to November 1, 2014, while EB-5 India will advance to December 8, 2017, and EB-5 Vietnam will advance to November 15, 2016.