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The Department of State (DOS) has issued its July 2019 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was an advancement for EB-1 India after a retrogression last month, and EB-3 Philippines is now current.


China:                      Priority date of May 8, 2017 (Advancement of 75 days)

India:                       Priority date of January 15, 2015 (Advancement of 14 days)

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: April 22, 2018 (No Advancement )

Mexico:                   Priority date of April 22, 2018 (No Advancement)

Philippines:             Priority date of April 22, 2018 (No Advancement)

Vietnam:                 Priority date of April 22, 2018 (No Advancement)

Other areas:           Priority date of April 22, 2018 (No Advancement)

EB-2-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of November 1, 2016 (Advancement of 92 days)

India:                       Priority date of April 24, 2009 (Advancement of 5 days)

EB-3-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of January 1, 2016 (Advancement of 108 days)

India:                        Priority date of July 1, 2009 (No Advancement)


If USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, the USCIS will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart in the Department of State July 2019 Visa Bulletin. Otherwise, USCIS will indicate on their web site that you must use the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may file your adjustment of status application in the United States.  Currently, as of this publication, the USCIS has not determined which chart to use for July 2019.  The dates listed above are the Application Final Action Dates.

Check-In with Charlie Oppenheim

There is no July 2019 analysis or predictions from Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS).  Charlie Oppenheim is responsible for analyzing and predicting immigrant preference categories. SW Law Group will post any updated analysis and predictions from Charlie Oppenheim if such information is released this month.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any further questions regarding this matter.