October 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for October 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 will accept adjustment of status applications based on the filing dates charts for family-based and employment-based cases, except that it will use the final action dates chart for applicants in the F2A category.

For the employment-based filing dates chart, the EB1 worldwide category is at July 1, 2019, and is at September 1, 2017, for China and at March 15, 2017, for India. The EB2 worldwide category is now current, for India is at July 1, 2009, and for China is at August 1, 2016. The EB3 worldwide category is current and the EB3 category for China is at March 1, 2017, and at February 1, 2010, for India.