June 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued – No Relief for India

May 15th, 2019

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for June 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. USCIS has not yet announced whether in June 2019 it will accept adjustment of status applications based on the filing dates or the final action dates charts for family-based and employment-based cases, but it expects to release in a few weeks.  Since USCIS has been using the final action dates chart for employment-based cases, I have provided the relevant information for this chart.

For the employment-based final action dates chart, the EB1 worldwide category is at April 22, 2018, and is at February 22, 2017 for China (the same as last month) and at January 1, 2015 for India, actually regressing a couple of years. The EB2 worldwide category remains current and for India is at April 19, 2009, and for China is at August 1, 2016. The EB3 worldwide category remains current and the EB3 category for China is at September 15, 2015, and at July 1, 2009, for India. This is unusual that the EB3 and EB2 dates are the same for India.