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Visa Numbers February 2020

FAMILY BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

F1

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Aug. 22, 2013

Mar. 22, 2014

F2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

C

Dec. 1, 2019

F2B

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older)of Permanent Residents

Aug. 22, 2014

Apr. 22, 2015

F3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Nov. 22, 2007

Jul. 22, 2008

F4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

Jul. 1, 2006

Jul. 22, 2007

EMPLOYMENT BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

1st

 Priority Workers

Dec. 1, 2018

C

2nd

 Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of  Exceptional Ability

C

C

3rd

 Skilled Workers and Professionals

C

Jan. 1, 2019

 

Other Workers

C

Jan. 1, 2019

4th

 Certain Special Immigrants

C

C

 

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

5th

Employment Creation

C

C

 

Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

C

C

The above is Visa Bulletin announced by Department of State in February 2020.

For those applicants residing in the United States, USCIS selects either Final Action Dates or Filing Dates to determine when to file I-485 (Adjustment of Status) Applications.

This month (February 2020) USCIS selected Final Action Dates for Spouses and Children of Permanet Residents(F2A) and Filing Dates for all other Family Based application

Also, USCIS selected Final Action Dates for Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers(EB-3) and Filing Dates for other Employment Based application.

When to file I-485 for those who reside in United States are bold-faced.