July 2020 Visa Bulletin – Further Significant Forward Progress for EB-1 India
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2020, which again showed significant forward progress for EB-1 India, along with some forward progress across the remaining backlogged preference categories and chargeability areas.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions should use the “Final Action Dates,” or “priority dates,” rather than the “Dates for Filing,” when filing adjustment of status (“green card”) applications during the month of July.
Please review the chart here for the specific changes shown on the July 2020 Visa Bulletin, relative to the June 2020 Visa Bulletin.
Beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions who may become eligible to file adjustment of status applications in July should initiate the process of filing soon with their Foster immigration attorney.
The DOS’s Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division has indicated that additional forward movement was not possible due to processing capacity constraints both at consular posts and at USCIS. Because of these constraints, the DOS is trying to avoid “abrupt movements” in the various categories that might lead to retrogression in the future.
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