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December 2020 Visa Bulletin – Modest Forward Movement with Some Retrogression

24 Nov

Click here to view December 2020 Visa Bulletin. 

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for December 2020.   

The December Visa Bulletin reveals some forward movement in Final Action Dates across most categories for individuals born in China (PRC) and India. Final Action Dates continue to remain current for those born outside of China (PRC) and India in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories. EB-5 remains current for those born outside of China (PRC) and Vietnam. 

Similarly, most categories show no movement or limited forward movement in the Dates for Filing, but one notable exception is the significant retrogression of one year for the EB-3 and Other Workers categories for those born in India. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has posted on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions may file Applications to Adjust Status (“green card” applications) based on the Dates for Filing.  

Please review the chart HERE for the specific changes shown on the December 2020 Visa Bulletin relative to the November 2020 Visa Bulletin.

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