The Department of State (DOS) has issued its August 2020 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, nearly all chargeability areas for EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 have made steady advancement.

EB-1-Worldwide:     Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of February 8, 2018 (Advancement of 171 days)

India:                       Priority date of February 8, 2018 (Advancement of 277 days)

EB-2-Worldwide:    Priority dates are current, except:

China:                      Priority date of January 15, 2016 (Advancement of 69 days)

India:                       Priority date of July 8, 2009 (No Advancement)

EB-3-Worldwide:

China:                      Priority date of February 15, 2017 (Advancement of 239 days)

India:                        Priority date of October 1, 2009 (Advancement of 123 days)

El Salvador, Guatemala, HondurasApril 1, 2019 (Advancement of 352 days)

Mexico:                   Priority date of April 1, 2019 (Advancement of 352 days)

Philippines:             Priority date of April 1, 2019 (Advancement of 352 days)

Vietnam:                 Priority date of April 1, 2019 (Advancement of 352 days)

Other areas:           Priority date of April 1, 2019 (Advancement of 352 days)

USCIS ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS DATES

If USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, the USCIS will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart in the Department of State August 2020 Visa Bulletin. Otherwise, USCIS will indicate on their web site that you must use the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may file your adjustment of status application in the United States.  Currently, as of this publication, the USCIS has not determined which chart to use for August 2020.  The dates listed above are the Application Final Action Dates.

Check-In with Charlie Oppenheim

There is no August analysis or predictions from Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of State (DOS).  Charlie Oppenheim is responsible for analyzing and predicting immigrant preference categories. SW Law Group will post any updated analysis and predictions from Charlie Oppenheim if such information is released this month.