The Department of State (DOS) has issued its September 2020 Visa Bulletin. Most notably, there was no advancement for all chargeability areas for EB-2, and EB-3.

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

China:                      Priority date of March 1, 2018 (Advancement of 22 days)

India:                       Priority date of March 1, 2018 (Advancement of 22 days)

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

China:                      Priority date of January 15, 2016 (No Advancement)

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

EB-3-Worldwide:

China:                      Priority date of February 15, 2017 (No Advancement)

India:                        Priority date of October 1, 2009 (No Advancement)

El Salvador, Guatemala, HondurasApril 1, 2019 (No Advancement)

Mexico:                   Priority date of April 1, 2019 (No Advancement)

Philippines:             Priority date of April 1, 2019 (No Advancement)

Vietnam:                 Priority date of April 1, 2019 (No Advancement)

Other areas:           Priority date of April 1, 2019 (No Advancement)

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 September 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 determined to use the Application Final Action Dates for September 2020. The dates listed above are the Application Final Action Dates.

Check-In with Charlie Oppenheim

There is no September 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.