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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

September 2022 Visa Bulletin: Employment-based Visa Numbers Expected to be Exhausted

 

                                        

In September, there will be very few movements in both family-based and employment-based categories. Most employment-based preference category limits for FY 2022 are expected to be reached during September. If that happens to any category, visa numbers will immediately become "unavailable." 

AD: Dates for Final Action (Green Card Approval)              FD: Dates for Filing Applications Only

      Family

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

12/01/2014

12/01/2014

12/01/2014

03/15/2000

03/01/2012

FD

08/08/2016  

08/08/2016

08/08/2016

12/01/2001  

04/22/2015

F2A

AD

C

C

C

 04/22/2019

C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

AD

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

04/01/2001

10/22/2011

FD

01/01/2017

01/01/2017

01/01/2017

08/08/2001

10/01/2013

F3

AD

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

10/15/1997

06/08/2002

FD

11/08/2009

11/08/2009

11/08/2009

04/15/2001

11/08/2003

F4

AD

03/22/2007  

03/22/2007

09/15/2005

06/01/2000

08/22/2002

FD

12/15/2007

12/15/2007

02/22/2006

03/15/2001

04/22/2004


1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year).
2A: The 2 “A” preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.
2B: The 2 “B” Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.
3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year)
4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens. (about 65,000 per year)



Employment

Other Countries

China

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

India

Mexico

Philippines

EB1

AD

C

C

C

C

C

C

FD

C

C

C

C

C

C

EB2

AD

C

04/01/2019

C

12/01/2014

C

C

FD

C

05/01/2019

C

01/01/2015

C

C

EB3

AD

C

04/22/2018

C

02/15/2012

C

C

FD

C

05/22/2018

C

02/22/2012

C

C

Other Workers

AD

05/08/2019

06/01/2012

05/08/2019

02/15/2012

05/08/2019

05/08/2019

FD

C

08/01/2015

C

02/22/2012

C

C

EB4

AD

C

C

11/08/2017

C

04/01/2020

C

FD

C

C

12/08/2017

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

12/22/2015*

C

C

C

C

FD

C

01/01/2016*

C

C

C

C


1st: Priority Workers (Extraordinary ability aliens, multinational companies executives/managers, outstanding 

prof./researchers)

2nd: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability.

3rd: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers (Unskilled.)

4th: “Special Immigrants” (Religious & others)    

5th: Employment Creation (Investors)

*China EB-5 visa numbers for rural, high unemployment & infrastructure areas/projects are current.

 

 

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