August 2020 Visa Bulletin: Significant Movement for Most EB Categories

The Department of State just released August 2020 Visa Bulletin today.

Most Employment-Based Categories, except India EB-2, will advance substantially.

For China:

  • EB1 will jump nearly six months;
  • EB2 will advance a little over two months;
  • EB3 enjoys the biggest gain and will move forward by 8 months.

For India:

  • EB1 will move forward by 9 months;
  • EB2 is the sole exception, and doesn’t advance at all;
  • EB3 will move forward by 4 months.

For the rest of the world, EB1 and EB2 will remain current, and EB3 will advance significantly, almost 1 year.

ChargeabilityPreferenceCut-off Date (Y-M-D)Movement (Days)

The easiest way to track cut-off date movement is to check out the interactive Visa Bulletin Tracking Graph.

Visa Bulletin Toolbox

For example, below is the EB-3 chart and you can easily see the trend of all countries in one graph. Move mouse over any given bulletin to see cut-off date for that month/year. Very convenient.

EB3 VB Trend Graph

For family-sponsored categories, there’re no big surprises for the August Visa Bulletin. Every category follows an existing pattern and will advance slightly for next month.

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