July 24, 2019
Subsequent to the issuance of the August 2019 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which chart to reference when determining if they are eligible to file an application in July.
In August 2019, most family sponsored applicants should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin (below). “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 which is earlier than the listed date may file their application” (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for August 2019”).
NOTE: Applicants in the F2A category may file based on the Final Action Dates Chart in August 2019. This category includes Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents.
In August 2019, all employment-based applicants should reference the Final Action Dates chart below. The listing of a date for any category indicates that the class is oversubscribed; “C” means that the category is current. Employment-based applicants may submit their applications if their category is listed as current or if they have a priority date earlier than the date listed for their category.
October 11, 2019Federal Judge Issues Injunction on Public Charge Rule
The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, officially titled Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, was temporarily blocked by injunction on Friday,…More
October 11, 2019White House Announces Health Insurance Requirements for Immigrant Visas
On October 4th, 2019, The White House issued a “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will…More
October 8, 2019Diversity Visa Lottery Entry Period Opened October 2, 2019
The entry period for the 2021 Diversity Visa Lottery began on October 2, 2019 at noon EST. Entries must be…More