October 2020 Priority Dates Released: Potential Big Opening for EB-2 & EB-3 India Individuals

By Andrew M. Wilson

September 24, 2020 | Immigration Blog

The DoS released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin. There was not as much movement as hoped with the "Final Action Dates" for EB-2 & EB-3 Chinese & Indian nationals.

There was, however, considerable movement with the "Dates for Filing" for EB-2 & EB-3 India. EB-2 India moved to May 15, 2011 and EB-3 India jumped to January 1, 2015 for "Dates for Filing". See:


Now we wait to see whether CIS will authorize the use of "Dates for Filing" or "Final Action Dates". If CIS determines there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than known applicants, they will authorize the use of "Dates for Filing" for that month. Otherwise, they will advise that "Final Action Dates" must be used when determining when the adjustment of status application may be filed. See:


October could be a big month for EB-2 & EB-3 Indian nationals if USCIS authorizes the use of "Dates for Filing".

Please contact an LMWF immigration team member with any specific questions, and check back regularly on this blog for updates on changing rules and policies.

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