July 2019 Visa Bulletin Update

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for July 2019.

EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is now April 22, 2018 for all nationals, except those born in India with a cutoff date of January 1, 2015 and China with a cutoff date of May 8, 2017.

EB-2 and EB-3 is current (no backlog) for all nationals, except those born in India who have a cutoff date of April 24, 2009 (EB-2) and July 1, 2009 (EB-3) AND those born in China who now have a cutoff date of November 1, 2016 (EB-2) and January 1 (EB-3).

The USCIS announced that it will accept adjustment of status applications in July for family-based petitions for those with priority dates before the listed cutoff date in the filing dates chart. For employment- based petitioners, the USCIS will accept adjustment of status applications in April for those with priority dates before the listed cutoff date in the final action chart.

However, for both family and employment based petitions, your priority date must be earlier than the date in the final action chart for final approval of your immigrant visa or adjustment of status application.

This information is provided as an educational service. Consult with an attorney for your specific circumstances.  For a comprehensive evaluation of your immigration options, you are invited to call me at 214-472-2161, complete my contact form, or visit my websites at www.badmuslaw.com and  www.physicianimmigration.com.

Published by Ann Badmus

Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

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