Department of State May 2019 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the May 2019 Visa Bulletin. D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the employment-based priority dates.

With respect to Final Action Dates, EB-1 China and EB-1 India remained backlogged at February 22, 2017. All other EB-1 categories progressed by 1 month to March 1, 2018. EB-2 China progressed by 6 weeks to May 15, 2016 and EB-2 India progressed by only 4 days to April 16, 2009. All other EB-2 chargeability areas remain current. EB-3 Philippines progressed by 3 months to June 1, 2018. EB-3 India and EB-3 China progressed modestly to July 1, 2009 and August 22, 2015, respectively. All other EB-3 areas of chargeability remain current. EB-5 Non-Regional Center and EB-5 Regional Center final action dates are current with the exception of China and Vietnam, which are backlogged at September 22, 2014 and September 22, 2016 respectively.

Application filing dates for EB-1 India and China held at October 1, 2017 and all other EB-1 categories progressed 3 months to September 1, 2018. EB-2 India remained unchanged and EB-3 China progressed 2 months to September 1, 2016. All other EB-2 application filing dates remain current. EB-3 workers across all areas of chargeability remain unchanged, except for EB-3 Philippines which progressed by 3 months to October 01, 2018. Application filing dates for EB-5 Regional Center and Non-Regional Center remain current with the exception of China, which is backlogged at October 8, 2014.

As of today, April 16, 2019, USCIS has not advised whether, in May 2019, it will accept adjustment of status applications for employment-based petitions based on final action dates or application filing dates.