The August 2019 Visa Bulletin is current in the F2A category for all countries. The F2A category will be current until at least August 30, 2019.

In order to immigrate to the United States through a family-based petition, there is a limited number of immigrant visas (residency slots) available in what are called the “preference” categories. Because there are more applicants than visas available in the preference categories, there is a backlog (waiting list) for immigrant visa availability.

The F2A category includes the spouses and children (under 21) of Lawful Permanent Residents.

Because there is no backlog in the F2A category, if the spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident is in the United States on a tourist visa, that spouse or child can adjust status to lawful permanent residency without having to depart the United States for an extended period of time. This benefit could be short-lived.

Therefore, it is imperative to apply prior to August 30, 2019.  Call us 760-304-6936 to discuss your case