NEWS FLASH! OCTOBER 2020 VISA BULLETIN IS OUT
by Rabindra Singh
Highly anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin is now out and is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-for-october-2020.html
All of the Final Action and Application Filing Dates have advanced at a very rapid pace, in anticipation of the FY 2021 annual limit being approximately 261,500, an all-time high.
Pending demand, in the form of Applications for Adjustment of Status, and documentarily qualified immigrant visa applicants, is well below the estimated annual limit of 261,500. As such, Adjustment of Status applications filed early in FY 2021 are most likely to be adjudicated during the upcoming fiscal year.
Per the Department of State, “Rapid Forward Movement” is expected until January 2021 in the Employment-based Second and Third categories for India and China.
Be sure to check which Chart—Final Action Dates or Dates for Filing—USCIS will use for accepting Adjustment of Status Application for the month of October 2020.