Department of State August 2019 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Department of State has released the August 2019 Visa Bulletin, which is currently in effect prior to the start of the month given increased visa demand in July. D&S provides a Monthly Summary of the employment-based priority dates.

With respect to Final Action Dates, All EB-1 categories, except India, have retrogressed to July 1, 2016 and EB-1 India has retrogressed to January 1, 2015. With the exception of India and China, all other EB-2 and EB-3 countries of chargeability had been current but have now retrogressed to January 1, 2017 for EB-2 and July 1, 2016, for EB-3, EB-2 China progressed by 2 months to January 1, 2017, and EB-2 India progressed by only 8 days to May 2, 2009. EB-5 Non-Regional Center and EB-5 Regional Center final action dates are current with the exception of China, India, and Vietnam which are all retrogressed to October 15, 2014.

Application filing dates remain unchanged with the exception of EB-5 China which has progressed 2 weeks to November 15, 2014.

USCIS not yet has advised whether, in August 2019, it will accept adjustment of status applications based on final action dates or application filing dates.