Department of State June 2019 Visa Bulletin Summary

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

With respect to Final Action Dates, EB-1 China remains backlogged at February 22, 2017. EB-1 India has retrogressed over 2 years to January 1, 2015. All other EB-1 categories progressed by just over 1 month to April 22, 2018. EB-2 China progressed by 6 weeks to August 1, 2016 and EB-2 India progressed by only 3 days to April 19, 2009. All other EB-2 chargeability areas remain current. EB-3 Philippines progressed by 5 months to November 1, 2018. EB-3 India remained at July 1, 2009 and EB-3 China progressed modestly to September 15, 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 October 1, 2014 and October 1, 2016 respectively.

Application filing dates for all EB-1 areas of chargeability remain unchanged. EB-2 India also remained unchanged and EB-3 China progressed 2 months to November 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 January 1, 2019. Application filing dates for EB-5 Regional Center and Non-Regional Center remain current with the exception of China, which is backlogged at November 1, 2014.

USCIS has advised that, in June 2019, it will accept adjustment of status applications for employment-based petitions based on final action dates and family-based adjustment of status applications based on application filing dates.