January 23, 2019
February 2019 Visa Bulletin
Family-Sponsored Applicants: Dates for Filing chart
In February 2019, all 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 February 2019”).
Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates chart
Please note that, unlike in January 2019, employment-based applicants should reference the “Final Action Dates” chart (below) in February 2019. The listing of a date for any category indicates that the class is oversubscribed; “C” means current, or authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants; “U” means unauthorized for issuance. Please note that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for February 2019”).
Please note: Red boxes indicate that the final action dates for these categories have retrogressed.
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