US Dept of State Work-Sponsored Visa Bulletin Predictions for September 2020

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Work-SponsoredJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020September 2020 Prediction
EB12018-10-012018-12-012019-03-012019-06-01CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
Other WorkersCurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Mainland China

Work-SponsoredJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020September 2020 Prediction
EB12017-05-222017-05-222017-06-012017-06-082017-07-152017-08-152017-08-222018-02-082018-03-05
EB22015-07-012015-07-152015-08-152015-09-012015-10-012015-11-012015-11-082016-01-152016-02-10
EB32015-12-012016-01-012016-03-222016-04-152016-05-152016-06-152016-06-222017-02-152017-03-15
Other Workers2008-04-012008-05-012008-06-012008-07-012008-07-152008-07-152008-07-222008-08-012008-08-11
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)2014-11-222014-12-012015-05-152015-05-152015-07-012015-07-152015-07-222015-08-082015-08-20
EB5 (Regional)Unavailable2014-12-012015-05-152015-05-152015-07-012015-07-152015-07-222015-08-082015-08-20

India

Work-SponsoredJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020September 2020 Prediction
EB12015-01-012015-01-012015-03-012015-05-012015-08-012016-06-082017-05-082018-02-082018-09-22
EB22009-05-182009-05-192009-05-222009-05-252009-06-022009-06-122009-07-082009-07-082009-07-15
EB32009-01-012009-01-082009-01-152009-01-222009-03-012009-04-012009-06-012009-10-012009-11-13
Other Workers2009-01-012009-01-082009-01-152009-01-222009-03-012009-04-012009-06-012009-10-012009-11-13
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)2018-05-012018-09-012018-10-222019-01-012019-10-012020-01-01CurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)Unavailable2018-09-012018-10-222019-01-012019-10-012020-01-01CurrentCurrentCurrent

Mexico

Work-SponsoredJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020September 2020 Prediction
EB12018-10-012018-12-012019-03-012019-06-01CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
Other WorkersCurrentCurrent2017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
EB42017-08-082017-09-012017-11-152018-01-222018-05-012018-06-082018-06-152018-06-152018-07-22
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailable2017-09-012017-11-152018-01-222018-05-012018-06-082018-06-152018-06-152018-07-22
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Philippines

Work-SponsoredJan 2020Feb 2020Mar 2020Apr 2020May 2020Jun 2020Jul 2020Aug 2020September 2020 Prediction
EB12018-10-012018-12-012019-03-012019-06-01CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB32018-03-152018-06-012017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
Other Workers2018-03-152018-06-012017-01-01 *2017-01-012017-01-012017-11-082018-04-152019-04-012019-09-04
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent


* 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.