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.

  

November 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)

1 Sep 2013

1 Mar 2013

   
2a

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

1 Sep 2019

current

   
2b

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

8 Jan 2015

8 Jul 2014

   
3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

15 Apr 2008

15 Oct 2007

   
4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

1 Jul 2007

1 Jan 2007

   
           
1

Priority Workers

 

 

1 Jul 2019

1 June 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

Current

5

Investors

 

 

Current

Current

 

October 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 Jul 2013

15 Jan 2013

   
2a

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

1 Aug 2019

Current

   
2b

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

1 Dec 2014

1 Jun 2014

   
3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

15 Mar 2008

15 Sep 2007

   
4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

15 May 2007

22 Nov 2006

   
           
1

Priority Workers

 

 

1 Jul 2019

22 Apr 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

No Visas

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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