Thursday, October 17, 2019

NOVEMBER 2019 VISA BULLETIN: ANALYSIS AND PREDICTIONS


The Department of State has just issued the November 2019 Visa Bulletin. This is the second Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2020. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin. 

November 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
01JUN18
01FEB17
01JAN15
01JUN18
2nd
C
15MAR15
13MAY09
C
3rd
C
01NOV15
01JAN09
01FEB18


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

All Other: Although All Other EB-1 has a slight retrogression, the EB-2 and EB-3 categories remained current and are expected to remain current for the foreseeable future.

China: The EB-2 and EB-3 remain inverted, in spite of the fact that China EB-3 did not progress at all.  Over the course of FY2020 we expect EB-2 to catch up to EB-3 and the two categories to stay roughly equal.

India: As with China, the EB-2 and EB-3 dates remain inverted.  There was no material progress in either category.  We expect very little progress in either category in future months.

Philippines: As we expected, EB-3 leapt forward almost 4 months.  We still find the implementation of the EB-3 priority date to be too conservative.  MU expects that this date will continue to rapidly move in the coming months, and could return to current in early 2020.


27 comments:

  1. Hello when do you think jan 2019 PD will become current? Thanks

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  2. When do you think will my PD (SEP 2019) become current?

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    1. I see. September 2019 PD (Philippines) likely to become current in early 2020, am I right? How early possible? And, how long does it usually take between becoming current up to the consular interview? :)

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  3. Do you think April 4 2018 would be current next month?

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  4. Do you think August 2018 PD will be current on December 2019 VB? Thank you

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  5. My pd is june 18, 2018. Is it possible that it will be current this coming december vb?

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  6. My PD is June 26 2018 under Philippines. When do you think it will become current?

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  8. My PD is November 15 2019 EB3 Philippines. When do you think I will become current?

    Thank you

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    1. That is impossible. Nov 15, 2019 is in the future.

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    2. Sorry. My PD is Nov 15,2018. Not 2019

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  9. Hello! My PD is Dec. 03, 2018.. When could it possibly be current? Thank you, Atty!

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  10. My PD is July 2018, do I expect to be current next month? Thanks!

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  11. hello! My PD is on March 2019,Philippines, when do you think I will be current? Thank you.

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  12. Good Day Atty,
    May I know if when my PD, october 2018, would be current in EB3 table A. Thank you.

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