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.
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