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

September 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 01MAR18 01MAR18 C
2nd C 15JAN16 08JUL09 C
3rd 01APR19 15FEB17 01OCT09 01APR19
MU Law Analysis

There was not much to report this month. This Visa Bulletin showed no real movement in the categories, which was a bit surprising, although probably reflects the reality that very few immigrant visas are being issued overseas, and the USCIS is backlogged in immigrant visa processing. Therefore, any movement in the categories was probably unnecessary. USCIS’ backlog is expected to get worse in light of their forthcoming furloughs.

MU Law expects the favorable employment-based visa dates to continue next fiscal year. We explained why on this blog post.