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Visa Numbers October, 2019

FAMILY BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

1st

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Jan. 15, 2013

Jul. 15, 2013

2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

C

Aug. 1, 2019

2B

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

Jun. 1, 2014

Dec. 1, 2014

3rd

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Sep. 15, 2007

Mar. 15, 2008

4th

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

Nov. 22, 2006

May 15, 2007

EMPLOYMENT BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

1st

 Priority Workers

Apr. 22, 201

Jul. 1, 2019

2nd

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

C

C

3rd

 Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

C

C

 

Other Workers

C

C

4th

 Certain Special Immigrants

C

C

 

Certain Religious Workers

U

C

5th

Employment Creation

C

C

 

Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

U

C

The above is Visa Bulletin announced by Department of State in October 2019.

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 (October 2019) USCIS selected Filing Dates for Family Based application and Filing Dates for Employment Based application.