Visa Bulletin

 

USCIS issues green cards based on the Visa Bulletin that is published once a month by the US State Department. In most cases, immigrants waiting for their green cards have an approved family petition (I-130) or an alien worker petition (I-140). Both approval forms, I-130 and I-140, contain a Priority Date, which is the date when a given petition was filed, either with the USICS or with the Department of Labor. Waiting time for our green card is calculated based on this Priority Date.

  

January 2020

Category

Family Based Green Cards

Employment Based Green Cards

Filing Date ***

Green Card Issuance Date

Filing Date***

Green Card Issuance Date

1

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens (21 years of age or older)

15 Mar 2014

15 Jul 2013

   
2a

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

1 Nov 2019

Current

   
2b

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

8 Apr 2015

8 Aug 2014

   
3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

15 Jul 2008

15 Nov 2007

   
4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

22 Jul 2007

1 Feb 2007

   
           
1

Priority Workers

 

 

Current

1 Oct 2018

2

Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability

 

 

Current

Current

3

Skilled Workers and Professionals

 

 

1 Jan 2019

Current

 

Other workers

 

 

1 Jan 2019

Current

4

Religious workers

 

 

Current

unavaialble

5

Investors

 

 

Current

Current

   

Decmber 2019

Category

Family Based Green Cards

Employment Based Green Cards

Filing Date ***

Green Card Issuance Date

Filing Date***

Green Card Issuance Date

1

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens (21 years of age or older)

15 Nov 2013

15 May 2013

   
2a

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

1 Oct 2019

Current

   
2b

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

8 Feb 2015

8 Aug 2014

   
3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

15 May 2008

8 Nov 2007

   
4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

22 Jul 2007

1 Feb 2007

   
           
1

Priority Workers

 

 

Current

15 Jul 2018

2

Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability

 

 

Current

Current

3

Skilled Workers and Professionals

 

 

Current

Current

 

Other workers

 

 

Current

Current

4

Religious workers

 

 

Current

unavailable

5

Investors

 

 

Current

Current

 

*** Must check with USCIS for applicability.

The above Visa Bulletin contains Priority Dates for citizens of most countries.  Different dates apply to citizens of Mexico, China, India, and Philippines.

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