Visa Bulletin February 2023

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Most of the Employment and Family-Based categories will remain the same in February as they did in January.

This includes the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5 categories both worldwide and for India and China.  However, EB-3 for unskilled workers, with the exception of India and China, will retrogress to January 1, 2020 on the Final Action Dates Chart and to February 1, 2020 on the Filing Dates Chart.

For the month of February, USCIS had determined that persons in both the family-based and the employment-based categories can apply for adjustment of status in accordance with the dates in the Filing Dates Chart.

The Family-Based Categories will also largely remain frozen with the exception of Mexico 1st preference for unmarried adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens which moves forward by 4 1/2 months to April 1, 2001.

It is anticipated that the Family-Based 2A category for spouses and unmarried, minor children of green card holders which will retrogress in March.

 

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State Department Visa Bulletin February 2023

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 February 2023

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current 2-01-22 Current 2-01-22 Current Current
2nd 11-01-22 6-08-19 11-01-22 10-08-11 11-01-22 11-01-22
3rd Current 8-01-18 Current 6-15-12 Current Current
Unskilled 1-01-20 12-22-13 1-01-20 6-15-12 1-01-20 1-01-20
4th 6-22-22 6-22-22 3-15-18 6-22-22 9-15-20 6-22-22
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 February 2023

EMPLOYMENT-BASED FILING DATE CHART

Category World China El Salvador,
Guatemala,
Honduras
India Mexico Philippines
1st Current 6-01-22 Current 6-01-22 Current Current
2nd 12-01-22 7-08-19 12-01-22 5-01-12 12-01-22 12-01-22
3rd Current 9-01-18 Current 8-01-12 Current Current
Unskilled 2-01-20 11-01-15 2-01-20 8-01-12 2-01-20 2-01-20
4th 7-22-22  7-22-22 4-15-18  7-22-22 10-15-20  7-22-22
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 February 2023

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 February 2023

FAMILY-BASED FINAL ACTION DATES

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 12-01-14 12-01-14 12-01-14 4-01-01 3-01-12
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 9-22-15 9-22-15 9-22-15 6-01-01 10-22-11
3rd 11-22-08 11-22-08 11-22-08 11-01-97 6-08-02
4th 3-22-07 3-22-07 9-15-05 8-01-00 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 February 2023

FAMILY-BASED FILING DATE CHART

 

Category World China India Mexico Philippines
1st 8-08-16 8-08-16 8-08-16 12-01-02 4-22-15
2A Current Current Current Current Current
2B 1-01-17  1-01-17  1-01-17 1-01-02 10-01-13
3rd 11-08-09 11-08-09 11-08-09 6-15-01 11-08-03
4th 12-15-07 12-15-07 2-22-06 4-01-01 4-22-04

 

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