US Dept of State Work-Sponsored Visa Bulletin for November 2019

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Work-SponsoredApr 2019May 2019Jun 2019Jul 2019Aug 2019Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019December 2019 Prediction
EB12018-02-012018-03-012018-04-222018-04-222016-07-01 *2017-10-012018-04-222018-06-012018-08-21
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2018-01-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2016-07-01 *2016-07-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2016-07-01 *2016-07-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrent

Mainland China

Work-SponsoredApr 2019May 2019Jun 2019Jul 2019Aug 2019Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019December 2019 Prediction
EB12017-02-222017-02-222017-02-222017-05-082016-07-01 *2017-10-012016-11-01 *2017-02-012016-12-15
EB22016-04-012016-05-152016-08-012016-11-012017-01-012018-01-012015-01-01 *2015-03-152015-05-29
EB32015-08-012015-08-222015-09-152016-01-012016-07-012016-07-012015-11-01 *2015-11-012015-12-07
Other Workers2007-08-222007-09-012007-09-012007-11-222007-11-222016-07-012008-01-01 *2008-02-012008-03-09
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)2014-09-152014-09-222014-10-012014-10-012014-10-15Current2014-10-22 *2014-11-012014-11-09
EB5 (Regional)2014-09-152014-09-222014-10-012014-10-012014-10-15CurrentUnavailable2014-11-012016-06-21

India

Work-SponsoredApr 2019May 2019Jun 2019Jul 2019Aug 2019Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019December 2019 Prediction
EB12017-02-222017-02-222015-01-01 *2015-01-012015-01-01Unavailable2015-01-012015-01-012015-01-01
EB22009-04-122009-04-162009-04-192009-04-242009-05-022009-05-082009-05-122009-05-132009-05-18
EB32009-06-222009-07-012009-07-012009-07-012006-01-01 *2005-07-01 *2009-01-012009-01-012008-10-31
Other Workers2009-06-222009-07-012009-07-012009-07-012006-01-01 *2005-07-01 *2009-01-012009-01-012008-10-31
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrent2017-05-01 *2014-10-15 *2017-09-012017-11-222017-12-082017-05-01
EB5 (Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrent2017-05-01 *2014-10-15 *2017-09-01Unavailable2017-12-082017-05-09

Mexico

Work-SponsoredApr 2019May 2019Jun 2019Jul 2019Aug 2019Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019December 2019 Prediction
EB12018-02-012018-03-012018-04-222018-04-222016-07-01 *2017-10-012018-04-222018-06-012018-08-21
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2018-01-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2016-07-01 *2016-07-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2016-07-01 *2016-07-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB42018-04-012018-08-012018-10-012016-07-01 *2016-07-01Unavailable2017-05-012017-07-222016-11-17
Certain Religious Workers2018-04-012018-08-012018-10-012016-07-01 *2016-07-01UnavailableUnavailable2017-07-222016-10-21
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrent

Philippines

Work-SponsoredApr 2019May 2019Jun 2019Jul 2019Aug 2019Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019December 2019 Prediction
EB12018-02-012018-03-012018-04-222018-04-222016-07-01 *2017-10-012018-04-222018-06-012018-08-21
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2018-01-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB32018-03-012018-06-012018-11-01Current2016-07-01 *2016-07-012017-10-152018-02-012018-05-29
Other Workers2018-03-012018-06-012018-11-01Current2016-07-01 *2016-07-012017-10-152018-02-012018-05-29
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentUnavailableCurrentCurrent


* Note: Dates in red indicate that priority went backwards instead of forwards which is known as retrogression. This is caused when the Department of State finds that the number of visas available is running out faster than originally estimated. The date is moved backward to show a more accurate picture of the visa backlog.

WORK-SPONSORED PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS


First: (EB1) Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second (EB2): Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: (EB3) Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to '*Other Workers'.

Fourth: (EB4) Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: (EB5) Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.