Visa Bulletin March 2024

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Scroll down this page to see the March 2024 Visa Bulletin Final Action Dates and Filing Dates Charts.

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

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USCIS has determined that for March 2024, applicants in all family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart and all employment-based preference categories must use the Final Action Dates chart.

Below are how the EB numbers will move in March 2024:

EB-1  China advances 2 weeks to July 15, 2022 and India moves forward 4 weeks to October 1, 2020.  All other countries remain current.

EB-2  China and India remain frozen.  The rest of the world advances 1 week to November 22, 2022.

 EB-3 China and India remain frozen.  The  rest of the world advances 1 week to September 8, 2022.

EB-4  All countries advance over 6 months to December 1, 2019.

EB-5  China and India remain frozen.  The rest of the world remains current.

 

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State Department Visa Bulletin March 2024

EMPLOYMENT-BASED CATEGORIES

 

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 March 2024

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATE CHART

 

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st Current 7-15-22 10-01-20 Current Current
2nd 11-22-22 1-01-20 3-01-12 11-2-22 11-22-22
3rd 9-08-22 9-01-20 7-01-12 9-08-22 9-08-22
Unskilled 9-08-20 1-01-17 7-01-12 9-08-20 5-01-20
4th 12-01-19 12-01-19 12-01-19 12-01-19 12-01-19
EB-5 Unreserved Current 12-15-15 12-01-20 Current Current
EB-5 Set Aside Current Current Current Current Current

 

State Department Visa Bulletin March 2024

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FILING DATE CHART

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st Current 1-01-23 1-01-21 Current Current
2nd 2-15-23 6-01-20 5-15-12 2-15-23 2-15-23
3rd 2-01-23 7-01-21 8-01-12 2-01-23 1-01-23
Unskilled 12-15-20 6-01-17 8-01-12 12-15-20 5-15-20
4th 1-01-20 1-01-20 1-01-20 1-01-20 1-01-20
EB-5 Unreserved Current 1-01-17 4-01-22 Current Current
EB-5 Set Aside Current Current Current Current Current

State Department Visa Bulletin March 2024

FAMILY CATEGORIES

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.

Below are how the FB numbers will move in March 2024:

F-1 Mexico and the Philippines remain frozen. The rest of the world moves forward by 5 weeks to February 8, 2015.

F-2A Mexico advances by over 4 months to June 15, 2020. The rest of the world jumps ahead by over 4 months to June 22, 2020.

F-2B Mexico and the Philippines remain frozen. The rest of the world moves forward by 7 weeks to November 22, 2015.

F-3 Mexico and the Philippines remain frozen. The rest of the world jumps ahead by over 4 months to October 9, 2009.

F-4 India advances by 4 weeks to December 15, 2005. Mexico advances by 4 weeks to October 15, 2000. Philippines jumps ahead by over 7 months to June 15, 2003. The rest of the world moves forward by 2 weeks to June 8, 2007.

 

State Department Visa Bulletin March 2024

FAMILY-BASED FINAL ACTION DATE CHART

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 2-08-15 2-08-15 2-08-15 5-01-01 3-01-12
2A 6-22-20 6-22-20 6-22-20 6-15-20 6-22-20
2B 11-22-15  11-22-15  11-22-15 10-22-03 10-22-11
3rd 10-01-09  10-01-09   10-01-09 9-08-98 6-08-02
4th 6-08-07 6-08-07 12-15-05 10-15-00 6-15-03

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 March 2024

FAMILY-BASED FILING DATE CHART

 

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 9-01-17 9-01-17 9-01-17 4-01-05 4-22-15
2A 9-01-23  9-01-23  9-01-23  9-01-23  9-01-23
2B 1-01-17  1-01-17  1-01-17 8-01-04 10-01-13
3rd 3-01-10 3-01-10 3-01-10 6-15-01 11-08-03
4th 3-01-08 3-01-08 2-22-06 4-15-01 4-22-04

 

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