Thursday, August 15, 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019 VISA BULLETIN: ANALYSIS

The Department of State has just issued the September 2019 Visa Bulletin. This is the final Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2019. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin. 

September 2019 Visa Bulletin

Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.

Employment-
based
All Other
CHINA
INDIA
PHILIPPINES
1st
01OCT17
01JAN14
U
01OCT17
2nd
01JAN18
01JAN17
08MAY09
01JAN18
3rd
01JUL16
01JAN14
01JUL05
01JUL16

Table B: Dates for Filing -- The DOS may work on applications with these dates. But the Visa cannot be approved until the date is current per Table A.

Employment-
based
All Other
CHINA
INDIA
PHILIPPINES 
1st
01SEP18
01OCT17
01OCT17
01SEP18
2nd
C
01JUN17
01JUN09 
C
3rd
C
01JUN16
01APR10
C


MU Law Analysis (all references are to Table A unless noted)

As always happens in August and September, the dates have retrogressed, often making the numbers effectively unavailable.  This is common.  The USCIS and DOS are making sure to use all available visa numbers, without exceeding the legal quotas.

Numbers will once again be available for applicants beginning October 1, 2019 under the FY-2020 annual numerical limitations.  For October, the first month of fiscal year 2020, the DOS expects to return to return the final action dates to those which applied for July.  Click this link to see the July dates.

24 comments:

  1. will NVC send interview dates on september for october embassy interview? or they will send interview date exactly on october?

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    1. yes they will interview but the date of approval is not guaranteed.

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    2. I believe they will send interview dates in September for October interview dates.. to in line with upcoming October VB.

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  2. I received my approve notice on june 24, 2019 but I havent receive my fee bill. upon calling NVC, my case hasn't arrived yet. How long does it take a case to be recieved by the NVC from USCIS?

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  3. Hi Attorney! I received my NVC welcome letter last June 4, 2019 but until now I haven't received my nvc visa fee bill and when accessing the ceac website, it says there that my case is not yet eligible for further processing. Is it still normal having to wait for more than 2 months since I received my welcome letter? By the way, my PD is April 2019. Thank you!

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  5. Good day!

    I would like to ask, my PD is Dec. 3, 2018, I am already documentarily qualified. Do you think it's possible for me to be current and have and Interview date this October VB? would it also be possible to fly to the US this year? Thank you so much.

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    1. Yes it's possible to fly to US this year given that you'll be current in October VB.

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  6. Hello. What will be the criteria for giving Interview dates or P4? is it according to PD or the date you were documentary qualified? Thank you

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  7. Hello, is it possible for me to be lined up for interview this coming october 2019? Will I receive an interview instructions/date this September 2019 from NVC given that I was DQ’ed on June 11,2019 and my PD is November 2017?.. thank you!

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    1. My guess is closer to the end of the year.

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  8. My PD is July 18, 2018 and im already documentary qualified. Do you think I will be current this upcoming October VB and be given an interview date?

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    1. I think it's probably that you will have an interview in October.

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  10. Hope you could help me Sir, I am torn right now for my resignation in my current hospital, I have to file for my resignation this coming September 2019 for my employment contract not to renewed, otherwise I will have another 1 year contract if I did not file for it. My contract will be till December 2019 if not renewed this september. I was hesitant to file for it since I don’t have my interview date yet (already DQ’ed last June 2019, with priority date Nov2017). I have all the original documents needed for the interview, its all updated. What advise can you give to me sir? Thank you!

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    1. Me, i already resigned. My PD is July 18, 2018. I took a risk. Will go back to phils ang leran how to drive. By the time the retro will be lifted, it all worth it. If still retro, i can still find work.

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    2. You are already dq’ed? As far as I understood it, its possible to receive an ID by september 2019.

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    3. Do you think the VB next month will go back to the July status?

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    4. Yes- that is what the DOS has said.

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  11. When do NVC usually send interview notice? My documents was DQ'ed last june 4, 2019 but retrogression happened. Is it possible to get an interview notice by september, if current? Thank you

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