The Final Action Dates for EB-2 India Continue to Move Forward in the Visa Bulletin for July 2022 for the Employment-Based Preference Filings

Posted by Nishu Sharma | Jun 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of State recently released the visa bulletin for the upcoming month of July 2022. In the latest visa bulletin, the Final Action Dates for the EB-2 preference category for the country of birth India moved forward by 3 months, from September 01, 2014, to December 01, 2014. On the other hand, the Final Actions Dates for the EB-2 preference category for the country of birth China moved forward by only 1 month. Whereas the final action dates for other countries and China for EB-1/3 preference categories remained the same as that of the June 2022 visa bulletin.

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases

As of writing this blog, USCIS hasn't announced if it will be using the Final Action Dates or the Dates of Filing chart for the employment-based preference categories. 

Employment-
based

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland 
born

EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01APR19

C

01DEC14

C

C

3rd

C

22MAR18

C

15JAN12

C

C

Other Workers

08MAY19

01JUN12

08MAY19

15JAN12

08MAY19

08MAY19

4th

C

C

08NOV17

C

01APR20

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

08NOV17

C

01APR20

C

5th Unreserved
(including C5, T5, I5, R5)

C

22NOV15

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:
Rural (20%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:
High Unemployment (10%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:
Infrastructure (2%)

C

C

C

C

C

C

  • C – Means Current.

Please note, that these are the following Employment-Based Green Card Categories:

First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second:  Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third:  Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".

Fourth:  Certain Special Immigrants:  7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth:  Employment Creation:  7.1% of the worldwide level, of which 32% are reserved as follows: 20% reserved for qualified immigrants who invest in a rural area; 10% reserved for qualified immigrants who invest in a high unemployment area; and 2% reserved for qualified immigrants who invest in infrastructure projects. The remaining 68% are unreserved and are allotted for all other qualified immigrants.

Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases:

As of writing this blog, USCIS hasn't announced if it will be using the Final Action Dates or the Dates of Filing chart for the family-based preference categories. 

Family-
Sponsored 

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES 

F1

01DEC14

01DEC14

01DEC14

15MAR00

01MAR12

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

22SEP15

22SEP15

22SEP15

01APR01

22OCT11

F3

22NOV08

22NOV08

22NOV08

15OCT97

08JUN02

F4

22MAR07

22MAR07

15SEP05

01JUN00

22AUG02

Please note, that these are the following Family-Based Categories:

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400 plus any numbers not required for fourth preference.

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents:  114,200, plus the number (if any) by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, plus any unused first preference numbers:

  1. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents:  77% of the overall second preference limitation, of which 75% are exempt from the per-country limit;
  2. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents:  23% of the overall second preference limitation.

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens:  23,400, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences.

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens:  65,000, plus any numbers not required by the first three preferences.

Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications:

Family-
Sponsored 

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES 

F1

15JUL16

01JUL16

01JUL16

01DEC01

22APR15

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

01OCT16

01OCT16

01OCT16

08AUG01

01OCT13

F3

01OCT09

01OCT09

01OCT09

15APR01

08NOV03

F4

08NOV07

08NOV07

22FEB06

15MAR01

22APR04

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