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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

February 2023 Visa Bulletin: No Major Movements

                                        

 

In the February Visa Bulletin of 2023, there will be no movements with family and employment-based visas for most countries, except the following:

  • The final action date of family-based visa for Mexico/F1 will advance 4.5 months to 04/01/2001;
  • The filing date of the employment-based visa for most countries (except India and China) for EB-3/Other workers will retrogress back to 02/01/2020.  

In February 2023, USCIS will continue using the Dates for Filing Chart in receiving adjustment of status (I-485) application for all family-based and employment-based applications.


 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

04/01/2001

03/01/2012

FD

08/08/2016  

08/08/2016

08/08/2016

12/01/2002  

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

06/01/2001

10/22/2011

FD

01/01/2017

01/01/2017

01/01/2017

01/01/2002

10/01/2013

F3

AD

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

11/22/2008

11/01/1997

06/08/2002

FD

11/08/2009

11/08/2009

11/08/2009

06/15/2001

11/08/2003

F4

AD

03/22/2007  

03/22/2007

09/15/2005

08/01/2000

08/22/2002

FD

12/15/2007

12/15/2007

02/22/2006

04/01/2001

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

02/01/2022

C

02/01/2022

C

C

FD

C

06/01/2022

C

06/01/2022

C

C

EB2

AD

11/01/2022

06/08/2019

11/01/2022

10/08/2011

11/01/2022

11/01/2022

FD

12/01/2022

07/08/2019

12/01/2022

05/01/2012

12/01/2022

12/01/2022

EB3

AD

C

08/01/2018

C

06/15/2012

C

C

FD

C

09/01/2018

C

08/01/2012

C

C

Other Workers

AD

06/01/2020

12/22/2013

06/01/2020

06/15/2012

06/01/2020

06/01/2020

FD

02/01/2020

11/01/2015

02/01/2020

08/01/2012

02/01/2020

02/01/2020

EB4

AD

06/22/2022

06/22/2022

03/15/2018

06/22/2022

09/15/2020

06/22/2022

FD

07/22/2022

07/22/2022

04/15/2018

07/22/2022

10/15/2020

07/22/2022

EB5

AD

C

03/22/2015*

C

11/08/2019

C

C

FD

C

01/01/2016*

C

12/08/2019

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.

 

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

 

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