May 5, 2020
Subsequent to the issuance of the May 2020 Visa Bulletin USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which chart to reference when determining if they are eligible to file an application in May.
Family-Sponsored Applicants: Dates for Filing Chart (Except F2A Category)
In May 2020, 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 May 2020”).
Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Applicants:
*Note: Even though there is a Date for Filing for F2A petitioners, the Final Action Date chart lists the date as “Current,” and therefore, according to USCIS, F2A applicants may use the Final Action Dates chart for May 2020.
Employment-Based Applicants: Dates for Final Action Chart
In May 2020, employment-based applicants should reference the “Dates for Final Action” 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.
Dates for Final Action for Employment-Based Applicants:
|Certain Religious Workers||C||C||15AUG16||C||01MAY18||C||C|
|5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
|5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
NOTE: USCIS indicates that if a particular immigrant visa category is “current” on the Final Action Dates chart or the cutoff date on the Final Action Dates chart is later than the date on the Dates for Filing chart, applicants in that immigrant visa category may file using the “Final Action Dates” chart during that month.