Visa Bulletin June 2022

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

The State Department Visa Bulletin June 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.

USCIS has determined that when filing for adjustment of status in June 2022, all persons in the family-sponsored preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart. All persons in the employment-based preference categories must use the Final Action Dates chart.

EB-1
All countries are Current

EB-2
India: September 1, 2014
China: March 1, 2019
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
India: January 15, 2012
China: March 22, 2018
All other countries: Current

EB-3 Other Workers
India: January 15, 2012
China: June 1, 2012
All other countries: May 8, 2019

EB-4
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras: May 1, 2017
Mexico: April 1, 2020
All other countries: Current

EB-5 (Non-Regional Center, Unreserved)
China: November 22, 2015
All other countries: Current

EB-5 (Regional Center, Unreserved)
China: November 22, 2015
All other countries: Current

EB-5 Set-Asides
Rural: Current
High Unemployment: Current
Infrastructure: Current

 

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State Department Visa Bulletin June 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 June 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 3-01-19 Current 9-01-14 Current Current
3rd Current 3-22-18 Current 1-15-12 Current Current
Unskilled 5-08-19 6-01-12 5-09-19 1-15-12 5-08-19 5-08-19
4th Current Current 5-01-17 Current 4-01-20 Current
Regional Center
Reserved
Current 11-22-15 Current Current Current Current
Direct EB-5
Unreserved
Current 11-22-15 Current Current Current Current

State Department Visa Bulletin June 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 4-01-19 Current 12-01-14 Current Current
3rd Current 4-01-18 Current 1-22-12 Current Current
Unskilled Current 8-01-15 Current 1-22-12 Current Current
4th Current Current 6-15-17 Current Current Current
Regional Center
Reserved
Current 12-22-15 Current Current Current Current
Direct EB-5
Unreserved
Current 12-22-15 Current Current Current Current

State Department Visa Bulletin June 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 June 2022

FAMILY-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 12-01-14 12-01-14 12-01-14 2-01-00 3-01-12
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 9-22-15 9-22-15 9-22-15 2-01-01 10-22-11
3rd 11-22-08 11-22-08 11-22-08 9-15-97 6-08-02
4th 3-22-07 3-22-07 9-15-05 3-01-00 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 June 2022

FAMILY-BASED FILING DATE CHART

 

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 5-15-16 5-15-16 5-15-16 5-01-01 4-22-15
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 9-22-16 9-22-16 9-22-16 5-01-01 10-01-13
3rd 8-22-09 8-22-09 8-22-09 3-01-01 11-08-03
4th 10-01-07 10-01-07 2-22-06 3-01-01 4-22-04

 

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