USCIS Visa Bulletin Nov 2019 Employment

USCIS Visa Bulletin Employment Nov 2019 based Green card for India, China, Mexico. EB2 India wil move ahead by 3-7 days. EB3 India will not progress.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  23 Oct, 19

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Nov 2019 Visa Bulletin

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Feb 17
+3 month 2 days
1 Sep 17
0 days
EB215 Mar 15
+2 month 13 days
1 Aug 16
0 days
EB31 Nov 15
0 days
1 Mar 17
0 days
EB3 other workers1 Feb 08
+1 month 1 days
1 Aug 08
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workerscurrent
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)1 Nov 14
+10 days
1 Jan 15
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)1 Nov 14
+2015 year 2 month
1 Jan 15
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jun 18
+1 month 10 days
1 Jul 19
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3 other workerscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB41 Jul 16
0 days
15 Aug 16
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workers1 Jul 16
+2016 year 10 month
15 Aug 16
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)current
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jan 15
0 days
15 Mar 17
0 days
EB213 May 09
+1 days
1 Jul 09
0 days
EB31 Jan 09
0 days
1 Feb 10
0 days
EB3 other workers1 Jan 09
0 days
1 Feb 10
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workerscurrent
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)8 Dec 17
+16 days
current
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)8 Dec 17
+2018 year 3 month
current
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jun 18
+1 month 10 days
1 Jul 19
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3 other workerscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB422 Jul 17
+2 month 22 days
current
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workers22 Jul 17
+2017 year 10 month
current
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)current
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jun 18
+1 month 10 days
1 Jul 19
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3 other workerscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workerscurrent
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)current
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jun 18
+1 month 10 days
1 Jul 19
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB31 Feb 18
+3 month 19 days
current
0 days
EB3 other workers1 Feb 18
+3 month 19 days
current
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4 Certain religious workerscurrent
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)current
+2020 year 1 month
current
0 days
Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Jun 18
+1 month 10 days
NA
NA
EB2current
0 days
NA
NA
EB3current
0 days
NA
NA
EB3 other workerscurrent
0 days
NA
NA
EB4current
0 days
NA
NA
EB4 Certain religious workerscurrent
+2020 year 1 month
NA
NA
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)15 Nov 16
+1 month 1 days
NA
NA
EB5 Regional Center (I5 and R5)15 Nov 16
+2017 year 2 month
NA
NA

You can file your i485 application for green card if your GC priority date is older than these dates for your country of birth.

USCIS Visa Bulletin is used to find your US green card priority date. The dates can move forward and go back each month.

Check the USCIS Visa Bulletin for Family Based Green Cards.

There are two types of chart for employment based and family based US green cards:

  1. Date of Filing Chart – You can file form i485 for green card and get EAD + AP.
  2. Final Action Date Chart – Your green card can only be approved if PD date is current in Final action chart.

EB2 to EB3 downgrade

If your EB2 priority date is current in EB3 final action chart, we recommend to file a downgrade to EB3 with new i140 and i485 and get your green card faster.

Currently, EB3 India is ahead of EB2 and many people are filing their adjustment of status applications in EB3.

Use Spouse country of Birth for faster Green card

You can use the spouse country of birth for whole family’s employment based green card filing if that country’s queue is moving faster.

Example: 

You are from India and working in US on H1B visa. Your US green card application has been filed by your employer in EB2 category with priority date as August 2014 which currently has a waiting time of more than 20 years.

You get married to a girl from Pakistan and both are now living in USA. You are in luck and can use Rest of world’s employment based final action date, which is CURRENT to file your green card. You immediately get into fast track green card lane just because of your lucky wife who was born outside India.

Country of Birth vs Country of Passport

You have Chinese passport but were born in Dubai. You come to US on H1B work visa and then are eligible to file your Green card application in ‘non chinese’ queue due to your country of birth being Dubai. You skip the Chinese long green card queues.

Employment Based Green Card Categories

#1 First preference (EB-1) – priority workers

Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics are part of EB1-A.

Outstanding professors and researchers are counted in EB1-B.

Certain multinational managers and executives are in EB1-C pool.

#2 Second preference (EB-2)

If you are a member of the professions holding advanced degrees or who have exceptional ability (including requests for national interest waivers), then you fall in EB2 category.

Example: Most H1B workers file their employment based green cards using EB2.

#3 Third preference (EB-3)

Skilled workers, professionals, or other workers that are not covered in EB1 or EB2 above file their green card in EB3 category.

Example: An H1B workers with only a bachelor degree will qualify for EB3 but can upgrade to EB2 after 5 years of work experience.

Reference: Travel.State.Gov


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   7 Useful Questions & Answers from comments



  1. Ankit
    Ankit 6 Aug, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Hope all is well.

    This month my employer has filled my I-140 (EB1-C category). I just wanted to understand the process and approx processing time as per current scenario to get green card.

    For your information right now I am on L1-A visa and I am in USA.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Ankit


  2. Rocky
    Rocky 29 Jul, 19 at 2:03 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Is it possible EB2 ROW to be current in September 2019 bulletin? CO did not really specified anything certain on his last check in regaridng the EB2 even though he mentioned that EB3 definitely retrogressed


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Jul, 19 at 5:22 pm

      As per my estimate, EB2 ROW will not get currrent until October 2019.


  3. RR
    RR 24 Jul, 19 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I fall under EB3 category and currently waiting for PERM approval (PD: June 17). I see June 11 cases are getting certified so hoping for a decision soon. However, EB3 date of filing is current and filing action is backdated 3 years. Does this mean I can still file for i485 with EAD/AP but won’t i485 wouldnt get approved till Final action is current? Assuming EB3 final action gets current again in october. it shouldnt really affect i485 processing time. Is that a good interpretation of my case?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Jul, 19 at 9:01 pm

      At this time, the ‘date of filing’ chart is closed for filing by USCIS.

      So, you can only choose ‘Final action’ chart until USCIS reopens it.

      Your i485 cannot be approved until the PD is current in Final action chart.

      What is your country of birth?


      • RR
        RR 25 Jul, 19 at 7:31 am

        Hi Anil,

        My country of birth is UAE


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Jul, 19 at 8:27 am

          Ok good. So, you just need to wait for the date to get currrent in Final action chart.



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