February 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

February 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

| Jan 24, 2020 | Immigration

The U.S. Department of State has just released the February
2020 visa bulletin
, and there have been a few updates to note since last
month’s bulletin:

Family-Based Table A: Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Cases

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 22AUG13 22AUG13 22AUG13 22AUG97 01APR09
F2A C C C C C
F2B 22AUG14 22AUG14 22AUG14 15SEP98 01MAY09
F3 22NOV07 22NOV07 22NOV07 22MAR96 01MAY99
F4 01JUL06 01JUL06 22NOV04 15JAN98 01JUL99

Most of the categories moved forward a few weeks to a month, with a
noticeable expectation of F4 which retrogressed about a half-year for China and
all other categories. F2A remains current.

Family-Based Table B: Priority Dates for Family-Sponsored Cases

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 22MAR14 22MAR14 22MAR14 15NOV99 01OCT09
F2A 01DEC19 01DEC19 01DEC19 01DEC19 01DEC19
F2B 22APR15 22APR15 22APR15 15MAY99 01NOV09
F3 22JUL08 22JUL08 22JUL08 15JUL00 01NOV99
F4 22JUL07 22JUL07 22JUL05 01JAN99 01JAN00

We see only modest gains of about a week for Table B filings.

Employment-Based Table A: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based
Cases

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES VIETNAM
1st 01DEC18 22MAY17 01DEC18 01JAN
15
01DEC
18
01DEC18 01DEC
18
2nd C 15JUL15 C 19MAY09 C C C
3rd C 01JAN16 C 08JAN
09
C 01JUN18 C
Other Workers C 01MAY08 C 08JAN
09
C 01JUN18 C
4th C C 01JUL16 C 01SEP17 C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01JUL16 C 01SEP17 C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 01DEC14 C 01SEP
18
C C 15DEC
16
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 01DEC14 C 01SEP
18
C C 15DEC
16

China and India did not move for EB-1, but most other countries moved
about 2 months. EB-3 for China moved 1 month and EB-5 for China moved about a
week. India jumped from May 2018 to September 2018. Visas are also unlocked for
EB-5 for RC visas.

Employment-Based Table B: Priority Dates for Employment-Based Visas

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C 01OCT17 C 15MAR17 C C
2nd C 01AUG16 C 01JUL09 C C
3rd 01JAN19 01MAR17 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
Other Workers 01JAN19 01AUG08 01JAN19 01FEB10 01JAN19 01JAN19
4th C C 15AUG16 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15AUG16 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center
(C5 and T5)
C 15MAY15 C C C C
5th Regional Center
(I5 and R5)
C 15MAY15 C C C C

There has been no change for this month’s Employment-Based Table B. We
still do not know whether or not this Table B can continue to be used for Employment-Based
visa applications yet.