Department of State July 2019 Visa Bulletin Summary

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

With respect to Final Action Dates, EB-1 China progressed just under 3 months to May 8, 2017. All other EB-1 final action dates remain unchanged. EB-2 China progressed by 3 months to November 1, 2016 and EB-2 India progressed by only 5 days to April 24, 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 just under 4 months to January 1, 2016. All other EB-3 areas of chargeability remain current, with the exception of the Philippines which was previously current but, this month, has retrogressed to November 1, 2018. EB-5 Non-Regional Center and EB-5 Regional Center final action dates are current with the exception of China, India and Vietnam. EB-5 China remains backlogged at October 1, 2014 and EB-5 Vietnam remains backlogged at October 1, 2016. In addition, EB-5 India is no longer current and is now backlogged to May 1, 2017.

Application filing dates for all EB-1 areas of chargeability remain unchanged. EB-2 India also remained unchanged and EB-2 China progressed 3 months to February 1, 2017. All other EB-2 application filing dates remain current. EB-3 China progressed 6 months to June 1, 2016 and EB-3 Philippines is now current. EB-3 remains current for all other areas of chargeability. 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 not yet has advised whether, in July 2019, it will accept adjustment of status applications based on final action dates or application filing dates.

Please note that due to the unusual movement in several categories, D&S is working to confirm the information published by The Department of State this month is accurate.