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Thursday, May 12, 2022

June 2022 Visa Bulletin: EB-2 India Advances ONE YEAR

 

                                   

In June, the EB-2 India Final Action date will advance one YEAR to September 1, 2014; most other EB Final Action dates will stay the same.

The cutoff dates for Family visa categories will remain the same as last month, except Mexico.

USCIS has announced, in June, that I-485 adjustment applicants will use the Dates for Filing chart (FD Chart) in the family-based and the Final Action Date (AD Chart) in employment-based cases.   

Please see below for details.

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

 FAMILY IMMIGRATION

      Family    

Other Countries

      China

India

Mexico

Philippines

F1

AD

12/01/2014

12/01/2014

12/01/2014

02/01/2000

03/01/2012

FD

05/15/2016

05/15/2016

05/15/2016

05/01/2001

04/22/2015

F2A

AD

      C

      C

      C

      C

      C

FD

      C

      C

      C

      C

      C

F2B

AD

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

09/22/2015

02/01/2001

10/22/2011

FD

09/22/2016

09/22/2016

09/22/2016

05/01/2001

10/01/2013

F3

AD

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

09/15/1997

06/08/2002

FD

08/22/2009

08/22/2009

08/22/2009

03/01/2001

11/08/2003

F4

AD

03/22/2007

03/22/2007

09/15/2005

03/01/2000

08/22/2002

FD

10/01/2007

10/01/2007

02/22/2006

03/01/2001

04/22/2004

 

F1st: Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year).

F2A: The 2 "A" preference is for Spouses and Children (under 21 & unmarried) of LPR's.

F2B: The 2 "B" Preference is for Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 or older) of LPR's.

F3rd: Married Sons and Daughters of Citizens (about 23,400 per year)

F4th: Brothers and Sisters of Adult Citizens. (about 65,000 per year)

 

EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION

 

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

03/01/2019

C

09/01/2014

C

C

FD

C

04/01/2019

C

12/01/2014

C

C

EB3

AD

C

03/22/2018

C

01/15/2012

C

C

FD

C

04/01/2018

C

01/22/2012

C

C

Other Workers

AD

05/08/2019  

 06/01/2012  

05/08/2019

01/15/2012

05/08/2019

05/08/2019

FD

C

08/01/2015

C

01/22/2012

C

C

EB4

AD

C

C

05/01/2017

C

 04/01/2020

C

FD

C

C

06/15/2017

C

C

C

EB5

AD

C

11/22/2015

C

C

C

C

FD

C

12/15/2015

C

C

C

C

 

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

 

Employment-Based 5th Preference C5, T5, I5 &R5 Non-Regional Center Visa Categories will become “Current” in June for most countries, except China, which the cut-off date is 11/22/2015.  Filing Date for C5, T5, I5 &R5 is 12/15/2015.

 

(Immigration laws and policies change regularly.  If you have any questions regarding this article, please visit www.1visa1.com to schedule a legal consultation.)