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Visa Numbers January 2020

FAMILY BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

1st

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Jul. 15, 2013

Mar. 15, 2014

2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

C

Nov. 1, 2019

2B

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

Aug. 8, 2014

Apr. 8, 2015

3rd

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Nov. 15, 2007

Jul. 15, 2008

4th

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

Feb. 1, 2007

Jul. 22, 2007

EMPLOYMENT BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date

1st

 Priority Workers

Oct. 1, 2018

C

2nd

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

C

C

3rd

 Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

C

Jan. 1, 2019

 

Other Workers

C

Jan. 1, 2019

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 January 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 (January 2020) USCIS selected Filing Dates for Family Based application and Filing Dates for Employment Based application.