May 2019 Visa Bulletin

May 9, 2019

May 2019 Visa Bulletin

Subsequent to the issuance of the May 2019 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective Family-Sponsored applicants they should reference the Dates for Filing Chart (below) when determining if a Family-Sponsored applications is eligible to be filed in May.

Family-Sponsored Applicants: Dates for Filing Chart

In May 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 May 2019”).

Furthermore, Family-Sponsored applicants whose applications have already been submitted, and are pending and awaiting approval, should reference the Final Action Dates chart for Family-Sponsored cases for information on when their priority date becomes current and a final determination on their case will be made.

Please note: Red boxes indicate that the Final Action Dates for these categories have retrogressed.

Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates Chart

Moreover, subsequent to the issuance of the May 2019 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has informed prospective employment-based applicants that they should reference the Final Action Dates chart to determine when Employment-Based applications are eligible to be filed in May. Please note that only applicants with a priority date which is earlier than the listed date may file their application:

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 (Department of State, “Visa Bulletin for May 2019).


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