UPDATED VISA BULLETIN INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of State has released its May 2020 Visa Bulletin. The bulletin outlines date priority per-country cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability and the flow of adjustment of status application and consular immigrant visa application filings and approvals. It includes both a Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart and an Application Final Action Dates chart. The former indicates when intending immigrants may file their applications for adjustments of status or immigrant visas, and the latter indicates when adjustment of status applications or immigrant visa applications may be approved, and permanent residence granted. Each month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) chooses which chart it will follow. This month, the USCIS will follow the Final Action Dates of Employment-Based Visa Applications chart for employment-based (EB) filings for adjustment of status. This means that individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS in May 2020 must use the Final Action Dates chart below
Final Action Dates
To be eligible to receive approval of a pending EB adjustment application in May 2020, a foreign national must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for his or her preference category and country. The “C” listing indicates that the category is current, and that applications may be filed regardless of the applicant’s priority date. The listing of a date for any category indicates that only applicants with a priority date that is earlier than the listed date may file their applications. Chart: Employment-Based Preference Cases
Dates for Filing
To be eligible to file an EB adjustment of status application in May 2020, a foreign national must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for his or her preference category and country.
Chart: Employment-Based Visa Applications
This month’s Dates for Filing chart did not advance, or retrogress, for any country or EB category.