September 2020 Visa Bulletin

August 25, 2020

Subsequent to the issuance of the September 2020 Visa Bulletin USCIS has informed prospective applicants of which chart to reference when determining if they are eligible to file an application in July.

Family-Sponsored Applicants: Dates for Filing Chart (Except F2A Category)

In September 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 August 2020”).

 

Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Applicants:

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 22JUL15 22JUL15 22JUL15 22FEB00 08OCT12
F2A* C C C C C
F2B 01MAY16 01MAY16 01MAY16 01DEC99 01APR12
F3 01JUN09 01JUN09 01JUN09 15AUG00 22DEC02
F4 15SEP07 15SEP07 22NOV05 22APR99 01SEP02

*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 September 2020.

 

Employment-Based Applicants: Final Action Dates Chart

In September 2020, 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.

Dates for Final Action for Employment-Based Applicants:

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st C 01MAR18 C 01MAR18 C C C
2nd C 15Jan16 C 08JUL09 C C C
3rd 01Apr19 15Feb17 01Apr19 01Oct09 01Apr19 01Apr19 01Apr19
Other Workers 01Apr19 01Aug08 01Apr19 01Oct09 01Apr19 01Apr19 01Apr19
4th C C 01Apr17 C 15JUN18 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01Apr17 C 15JUN18 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 01AUG17
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15AUG15 C C C C 01AUG17

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.

 


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