By: Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued the May 2020 Visa Bulletin. This is the eighth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2020. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

May 2020 Visa Bulletin

Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.

Employment-
based
All Other CHINA INDIA PHILIPPINES
1st C 15JUL17 01AUG15 C
2nd C 01OCT15 02JUN09 C
3rd 01JAN17 15MAY16 01MAR09 01JAN17

MU Law Analysis

This was an eagerly anticipated Visa Bulletin, but it disappointed. MU continues to believe that the State Department will need to aggressively accelerate the dates in the next few months in order to ensure that all visas are used in fiscal year 2020. The fact that the State Department did not include any comments at the end of the Visa Bulletin, after such a long delay in publication, was also discouraging. MU will be asking questions to the DOS in order to try and get more answers. We will publish those answers as they become available.