Visa Bulletin October 2022
No More EB1/EB2 Green Cards Until Then

visa bulletin Scroll down this page to see the latest Visa Bulletin Final Action Dates and Filing Dates Charts.

USCIS has issued instructions regarding whether to use the Final Action Dates Chart or the Filing Dates Chart for those seeking to apply for adjustment of status in October 2022.

A legal declaration was issued on September 6, 2022 by Andrew Parker (USCIS) who specializes in EB adjustment of status cases and who coordinates with the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

The declaration notes that all EB1 and EB2 immigrant visa numbers have been used for the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2022. Therefore, no more adjustment of status applications or immigrant visas filed in these categories will be approved until October 1, 2022.

Furthermore, all EB3 visa numbers for the current fiscal year are expected to be granted within the next few days. All EB4 visa numbers will used be before September 30.

The State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022 shows backlogs in getting green cards in both the family and the employment-based categories. The time that it will take you to get a green card depends on the category of your petition and your country of birth. The Visa Bulletin is updated on a monthly basis.

EB-2 India will retrogress to April 1, 2012 in the October Visa Bulletin, while EB-3 India will advance a few weeks to the same date.

When will your priority date become current? See our Visa Bulletin Predictions page.

You can stay up-to-date with the waiting times in the Visa Bulletin by subscribing to our Free E-Mail Newsletter.

 

 

Client Reviews

Visa Bulletin October 2022 </br> No More EB1/EB2 Green Cards Until Then 1

Professional and Knowledgeable Law Firm

“I’ve had a decade of experience with Mr. Shusterman’s law firm. I used them for my immigration needs from H1 to citizenship. It is safe to say this is one of the most competent, professional and knowledgeable law firms. If there is a firm that can handle any possible immigration case routine or otherwise; then this is it.”

- D. Chen, Phoenix, Arizona
Read More Reviews

Zoom Consultations Available!

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

Visa Bulletin The employment-based (EB) categories in the Visa Bulletin are as follows:

An applicant’s priority date is the day that the government receives the employer’s PERM application. If a PERM application is not required, the priority date is the date the government receives an EB visa petition (Form I-140 or Form I-526).

Watch our EB videos to see various methods of shortening your waiting time for a green card.

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 6-08-19 Current 4-01-12 Current Current
3rd Current 6-15-18 Current 4-01-12 Current Current
Unskilled 6-01-20 9-01-12 6-01-20 4-01-12 6-01-20 6-01-20
4th Current Current 3-15-18 Current 9-15-20 Current
EB-5 Unreserved Current 3-22-15 Current 11-08-19 Current Current
EB-5 Set Aside Current Current Current Current Current Current

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FILING DATE CHART

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current 7-08-19 Current 5-01-12 Current Current
3rd Current 7-15-18 Current 7-01-12 Current Current
Unskilled 9-08-22 11-01-15 9-08-22 7-01-12 9-08-22 9-08-22
4th Current Current 4-15-18 Current 10-15-20 Current
EB-5 Unreserved Current 1-01-16 Current 12-08-19 Current Current
EB-5 Set Aside Current Current Current Current Current Current

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

FAMILY CATEGORIES

Visa Bulletin The family-based categories in the visa bulletin are as follows:

An applicant’s priority date is the day that the government receives the I-130 Petition. Watch our family-based video to see various methods of shortening your waiting time for a green card.

The word “Current” in the Visa Bulletin indicates that no backlog presently exists in a particular category. Alternately, “U” or the word “Unavailable” indicates that it is not possible to apply for permanent residence in that category.

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

FAMILY-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 12-01-14 12-01-14 12-01-14 3-15-00 3-01-12
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 9-22-15 9-22-15 9-22-15 4-01-01 10-22-11
3rd 11-22-08 11-22-08 11-22-08 10-15-97 6-08-02
4th 3-22-07 3-22-07 9-15-05 6-01-00 8-22-02

B. FAMILY-SPONSORED FILING DATE CHART – The chart below reflects dates for filing visa applications within a time frame justifying immediate action in the application process. Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the application date in the chart may assemble and submit required documents to the Department of State’s National Visa Center, following receipt of notification from the National Visa Center containing detailed instructions.

The application date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who cannot submit documentation to the National Visa Center for an immigrant visa.

State Department Visa Bulletin October 2022

FAMILY-BASED FILING DATE CHART

 

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 8-08-16 8-08-16 8-08-16 12-01-01 4-22-15
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 1-01-17 1-01-17 1-01-17 8-08-01 10-01-13
3rd 11-08-09 11-08-09 11-08-09 4-15-01 11-08-03
4th 12-15-07 12-15-07 2-22-06 3-15-01 4-22-04

 

We link to the State Department Visa Bulletin.

Decades of Immigration Experience Working for You

What Can We Help You With - Videos

Winning Your Case in Immigration Court

Green Cards through Employment

Green Card through Marriage

 

View More Videos