Department of State Visa Bulletin for October 2019 and Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin
The U.S. Department of State earlier this month published their updated monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2019. The Bulletin, which can be seen in full here on the https://travel.state.gov website, details the availability of immigrant numbers during October for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications” and provides useful reference information for applicants, immigration attorneys and paralegals alike. The charts indicate when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit their required documentation to the National Visa Center. For further clarification of the information contained within this bulletin, please contact Fong Ilagan for assistance.
Department of State and USCIS Bulletin Information
The article also states that unless applicants are otherwise informed by the USCIS website then the charts published on the travel.state.gov website should be used as the final action dates for adjusting immigration status by filing an application. Please note that the link to the relevant area of the UCSIS website provided in the bulletin for October 2019 is actually incorrect, and if you would like to check the Final Action Dates information against that which is published by the Department of Homeland Security, then you should visit: https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo
The Bulletin details the following Final Action Date charts for the following areas of Immigration:
Family Sponsored Preferences:
First; (F1), Second; (F2A, F2B), Third; (F3), Fourth; (F4)
- FINAL ACTION DATES FOR FAMILY-SPONSORED PREFERENCE CASES
- DATES FOR FILING FAMILY-SPONSORED VISA APPLICATIONS
Employment Sponsored Preferences:
First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth,
- FINAL ACTION DATES FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCE CASES
- DATES FOR FILING OF EMPLOYMENT-BASED VISA APPLICATIONS
Diversity (DV) Category:
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America (Bahamas), Oceania, South American and the Caribbean.
- DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT (DV) CATEGORY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
- THE DIVERSITY (DV) IMMIGRANT CATEGORY RANK CUT-OFFS WHICH WILL APPLY IN NOVEMBER
To stay posted on Final Action Dates and receive a notification of each monthly Bulletin published, you can subscribe to the Department of State’s email list by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the message body include “Subscribe Visa-Bulletin”.
To understand more about these categorizations please see the full Bulletin for full descriptions of each preference base. if you have any questions about the dates published in the Charts, then please speak to one of our specialized immigration attorneys at Fong Ilagan by calling us at 713.772.2300 or reach out to us by filling out our online contact form.
You can also find more information about Fong Ilagan’s specialist immigration services in each practice area on the following pages of our website: