Visa Bulletin for July 2020
Basics for Visa Bulletin
Every month, the United States Department of States publishes a visa bulletin. The bulletin indicates the availability of immigrant visa number for each month. There are two dates in the bulletin, one is Final Action Dates, and another is Dates for Filing.
If you apply for immigration through National Visa Center (NVC)/Consular Processing:
If you apply for immigration through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (which means you are in the United States with legal status and will submit an I-485 adjustment of status application to USCIS):
Unmarried children of U.S. citizen
Spouses and children under 21 years of age of green card holder
Unmarried children 21 years of age or older
Married children of U.S. citizen
Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizen
A. Final Action Dates for Family-Based Applications
B. Dates for Filing for Family-Based Applications
USCIS’s Adoption for Family-Based Applications in July 2020:
USCIS has determined to adopt Dates for Filing that people may file the I-485 adjustment of status application to USCIS.
Applicants under F2A shall use Final Action Dates to file the I-485 adjustment of status application to USCIS.
Workers with extraordinary ability
Workers holding advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability
Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers
Certain special immigrants
EB4-Certain Religious Workers
Non-minister religious workers
Immigrants through investment in non-regional center
Immigrants through investment in regional center
A. Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Applications
B. Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Applications
USCIS’s Adoption for Employment -Based Applications in July 2020:
USCIS has determined to adopt Final Action Dates that people may file the I-485 adjustment of status application to USCIS.