Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tools Outage

USCIS will conduct a system maintenance starting at 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 19th until 3 am on Friday, September 20th.  All times are Eastern.

During this time you may experience technical difficulties with one or more online tools:

  • Check My Case Status
  • e-Request
  • Change of Address Online
  • Check Processing Times
  • Civil Surgeon Locator
  • FOIA Status Check
  • Office Locator
  • File Online
  • myUSCIS Online Account

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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October 2019 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For October 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-october-2019.aspx

Please see below analysis of October 2019 Visa Bulletin:

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1+14 Days+14 Days+14 Days+1 Year 7 Days+9 Days
F2ANo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
F2BNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change+1 Month+1 Month
F3+14 Days+14 Days+14 Days+2 Months 21 Days+2 Months
F4+21 Days+21 Days+9 Days+11 Months 14 Days+7 Days
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1+2 Months 14 Days+2 Months 14 Days+2 Months 14 Days+7 Days+1 Month
F2A+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month
F2B+1 Month 17 Days+1 Month 17 Days+1 Month 17 Days+1 Month+1 Month
F3+1 Month 24 Days+1 Month 24 Days+1 Month 24 DaysNo Change+2 Months
F4+2 Months 7 Days+2 Months 7 Days+10 Days+10 Days+7 Days

October 2019 Visa Bulletin

For September 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-september-2019.aspx

For analysis of October 2019 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-analysis-october-2019.aspx

October 2019 Visa Bulletin has been officially released (valid from October 1 to October 31 only). Please see below for more details.

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15JAN13
15JAN13 15JAN13 08AUG97 01JUL08
F2A C C C C C
F2B 01JUN14 01JUN14 01JUN14 01AUG98 01SEP08
F3 15SEP07 15SEP07 15SEP07 22FEB96 01APR98
F4 22NOV06 22NOV06 01OCT04 15DEC97 08JUL98
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15JUL13 15JUL13 15JUL13 15NOV99 01JAN09
F2A 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19 01AUG19
F2B 01DEC14 01DEC14 01DEC14 01APR99 01MAR09
F3 15MAR08 15MAR08 15MAR08 15JUL00 01OCT98
F4 15MAY07 15MAY07 01JUN05 01JAN99 08JAN99

October 2019 Visa Bulletin Special Notes

For the official October 2019 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-october-2019.aspx

Apart from posting current dates, State Department has also added special notes to Visa Bulletin mentioned above. Please see full details below:

D. SCHEDULED EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES

Employment Fourth Preference Certain Religious Workers (SR):

Pursuant to Section 102 of Division H, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Public Law 116-6), the non-minister special immigrant program expires on September 30, 2019. No SR visas may be issued overseas, or final action taken on adjustment of status cases, after midnight September 29, 2019. Visas issued prior to this date will only be issued with a validity date of September 29, 2019, and all individuals seeking admission as a non-minister special immigrant must be admitted (repeat, admitted) into the U.S. no later than midnight September 29, 2019.

The final action date for this category has been listed as "Unavailable" for October.

If there is legislative action extending this category for FY-2020, the

Sunday, September 15, 2019

USCIS to Welcome More Than 34,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

WASHINGTON—USCIS announced today that it will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by welcoming nearly 34,300 new U.S. citizens during 316 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between Sept. 13 and 23.

The USCIS Constitution Week activities will feature a naturalization ceremony at the DAR Constitution Hall on Sept. 17, where USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli will administer the Oath of Allegiance and provide congratulatory remarks to 1,000 new U.S. citizens. View a list of other notable 2019 Constitution Week-themed naturalization ceremonie

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Week) 2019 with Naturalization Ceremonies

On Sept. 17, the nation observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day as part of Constitution Week. The commemoration honors both the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and an observance that began in 1940 as “I Am an American Day.”

USCIS celebrates Constitution Week with naturalization ceremonies across the country. This year, we will welcome nearly 34,300 new citizens at during 316 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 13 and 23. A list of highlighted ceremonies is below.

We encourage you to share your experiences and photos from naturalization ceremonies through social media, using the hashtags #newUScitizen, #ConstitutionWeek and #WethePeople. You can also follow us on Twitter (<a target='_blank' href="

Friday, September 13, 2019

Cuccinelli Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Enforcement of the Asylum Rule

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to permit the enforcement of the Trump Administration’s asylum rule requiring asylum seekers to seek protection in at least one third country they traveled through en route to the United States.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down judicial activists’ injunction and allow the Trump Administration to carry out its rule to strengthen the asylum process. I commend the work done by the attorneys at the Department of Justice to achieve this outstanding outcome. The Administration’s rule is designed to safeguard the integrity of the U.S. a