Friday, April 24, 2020

MAY 2020 VISA BULLETIN


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

May 2020 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
C
15JUL17
01AUG15
C
2nd
C
01OCT15
02JUN09
C
3rd
01JAN17
15MAY16
01MAR09
01JAN17

MU Law Analysis

This was an eagerly anticipated Visa Bulletin, but it disappointed.  MU continues to believe that the State Department will need to aggressively accelerate the dates in the next few months in order to ensure that all visas are used in fiscal year 2020.  The fact that the State Department did not include any comments at the end of the Visa Bulletin, after such a long delay in publication, was also discouraging.  MU will be asking questions to the DOS in order to try and get more answers.  We will publish those answers as they become available.


14 comments:

  1. what is the possibility that it will move in the next months? is there a chance even if they have used up this fiscal yr's visas?

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    1. I do think that it will progress in the next months.

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  2. I heard that they will expedite visa processing for Healthcare workers. How will that be possible if eb3 remains at Jan 2017 and an individual awaiting interview date?

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    1. Does that mean that if you file your I-40 this month of april , it wont take 5 months or more to wait for the approval ?

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    2. No - the expedite is only for those with an approved I-140 and a current priority date.

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  3. It is still retrogression based on May VB. Does it mean it will not move until Sept VB which is the last month of this fiscal year?

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  4. Hi atty.
    Does the may vb means that they are fixing everything so that by nxt vb it may become current for some countries since nurses are in demand right now in usa?

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    1. Not necessarily. The VB is not reflective of the current demand for nurses in the US. Stay tuned.

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  5. Have you heard about the petition of CGFNS to the us congress regarding extra visas for nurses?

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  6. Good day atty.
    Would it be possible for I-140 petition to get approval less than 5 months? I mean that theres no need to wait for that long for approval. Will they approve petitions faster than before?

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    1. Anything is possible but there are no expected processing times with the suspension of premium processing.

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  7. why does India's VB move if there are no visas available? please enlighten me atty.

    thank you!

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