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June 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

June 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. As reported in the June Visa Bulletin, Final Action Dates for all employment-based categories have remained largely unchanged in comparison to May. The employment-based categories with more significant movement are in the EB-4 category for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, which advanced by four months and 16 days and the EB-3 category for all countries except China and India, which advanced by ten months and eight days. China and India both advanced by one month.

In the upcoming month, due to the immigrant visa availability, USCIS will determine what chart will be used for adjustment of status applications. Applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart unless the USCIS provides that you may use the Dates for Filing chart.

Department of State Visa Bulletin for June 2020 has specified that in the family-based F2A category, the applicants may use the Final Action Dates chart instead of the cut-off date on Dates for Filing chart. For the rest of the family-based categories, applicants must use Dates for Filing chart. In contrast, for the employment-based category, applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart.

The EIG team is closely monitoring changes to the monthly visa bulletin and determining the best plan of action for each case. We will be reaching out to individuals whose priority date will be current next month to initiate the next step of the green card process. We have also summarized frequently asked questions in our August 8th Issue of the EIG Dispatch. We encourage you to read this article to have a better grasp of the visa bulletin and to understand what your priority date means.

PLEASE NOTE: USCIS has determined that it will use Chart A for June. For more information, please visit the USCIS website.

The June 2020 Visa Bulletin can be found here and is summarized below:

Application Final Action Dates (dates when visas may be issued)

EB-1
  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Vietnam, or in the worldwide quota are current. These categories remain unchanged. 
  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of August 15, 2017. This category advanced by one month.
  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 8, 2016. This category advanced by ten months and eight days.
EB-2
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Vietnam, or in the worldwide quota are current. These categories remain unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of November 1, 2015. This category advanced by one month. 
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 12, 2009This category advanced by ten days. 
EB-3
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Vietnam, or in the worldwide quota are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of November 8, 2017This category advanced by ten months and eight days.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 15, 2016This category advanced by one month.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 1, 2009. This category advanced by one month.
EB-4
  • Persons in the EB-4 category born in China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, or in the worldwide quota are current. These categories remain unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-4 category and born in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of December 15, 2016. This category advanced by four months.
  • Persons in the EB-4 category and born in Mexico are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of June 8, 2018. This category advanced by one month and eight days.

EB-5

  • Persons in the EB-5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of July 15, 2015. This category advanced by 15 days.
  • Persons in the EB-5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) category and born in Vietnam are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of April 22, 2017. This category advanced by 22 days.
  • Persons in the EB-5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of January 1, 2020. This category has advanced by three months.
  • Persons in the EB-5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) category and born in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, or in the worldwide are current. These categories remain unchanged.

Dates for Filing Applications (earliest date when applicants may be able to apply)

EB-1

  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, or in the worldwide quota are current. These categories remain unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of October 1, 2017. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-1 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of March 15, 2017. This category remains unchanged.
EB-2

  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, or in the worldwide quota are currentThese categories remain unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of August 1, 2016. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-2 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of July 1, 2009This category remains unchanged. 
EB-3

  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, or in the worldwide quota are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off time of April 1, 2019. These categories remain unchanged. 
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of March 1, 2017This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-3 category and born in India are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of February 1, 2010This category remains unchanged. 
EB-4 
  • Persons in the EB-4 category and born in China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, or in the worldwide quota are currentThese categories remain unchanged.
  • Persons in the EB-4 category and born in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of February 1, 2017. This category advanced by four months and 16 days.
EB-5
  • Persons in the EB-5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) category and born in China are current if they have a priority date before the cut-off date of December 15, 2015. This category remains unchanged.
  • Persons in the worldwide quota, India, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, or the Philippines are current. These categories remain unchanged.

The complete Visa Bulletin for June 2020 can be found here.