USCIS to Use the Final Action Dates Chart in the Visa Bulletin for June 2022 for Employment Based Preference Filings

Posted by Nishu Sharma | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of State recently released the visa bulletin for the upcoming month of June 2022. The most significant development in the latest visa bulletin is that the Final Action Dates for the EB-2 preference category for the country of birth India moved forward by 1 year, from September 01, 2013, to September 01, 2014. Where, as the final action dates for other countries and China for EB-1/2/3 preference categories remained the same as that of May 2022 visa bulletin, with minor changes to the other workers category.

  1. Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases

All employment-based preference categories, one must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for June 2022. (**Per USCIS)

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

01MAR19

C

01SEP14

C

C

3rd

C

22MAR18

C

15JAN12

C

C

Other Workers

08MAY19

01JUN12

08MAY19

15JAN12

08MAY19

08MAY19

4th

C

C

01MAY17

C

01APR20

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

01MAY17

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, there are 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, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

2.  Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases:

For all family-sponsored preference categories, one must use the Dates for Filing Chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for June 2022. (**Per USCIS)

Family-
Sponsored 

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES 

F1

01DEC14

01DEC14

01DEC14

01FEB00

01MAR12

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

22SEP15

22SEP15

22SEP15

01FEB01

22OCT11

F3

22NOV08

22NOV08

22NOV08

15SEP97

08JUN02

F4

22MAR07

22MAR07

15SEP05

01MAR00

22AUG02

Please note, there are 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 first three preferences.

3. Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications:

Family-
Sponsored 

All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed

CHINA-
mainland 
born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES 

F1

15MAY16

15MAY16

15MAY16

01MAY01

22APR15

F2A

C

C

C

C

C

F2B

22SEP16

22SEP16

22SEP16

01MAY01

01OCT13

F3

22AUG09

22AUG09

22AUG09

01MAR01

08NOV03

F4

01OCT07

01OCT07

22FEB06

01MAR01

22APR04

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