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Visa Bulettin News

As promised, the May 2023 Visa Bulletin established a worldwide final action cut-off date of June 1, 2022, for the third EB preference category, excluding China and India. Further retrogression is expected as we continue to approach the end of Fiscal Year 2023.

Employment-Based Third Preference (EB-3)

The EB-3 cut-off date for China has moved forward to April 1, 2019. This means that China EB-3 applicants whose I-485 applications have not yet been filed and have a priority date before April 1, 2019, can file their I-485 AOS applications with the USCIS.

The EB-3 cut-off date for India remains at June 15, 2012. This means that India EB-3 applicants whose I-485 AOS applications have not yet been filed and have a priority date before June 15, 2012, can file their I-485 applications with the USCIS.

The Rest of the World, Mexico, and the Philippines cut-off date has retrogressed to June 1, 2022.  These categories were previously current.  This reduces the possibility that persons chargeable to the Rest of the World who have approved immigrant petitions in the EB-2 category may seek to file amended immigrant petitions in the EB-3 category, since this category will no longer be current.

In its comments to the May 2023 Visa Bulletin, the U.S. State Department notes that higher than expected number use has occurred in the EB-3 category and that it has therefore become necessary to implement an EB-3 Final Action cut-off date for the Rest of the World.  The State Department notes that it will continue to monitor the situation; a further retrogression in the EB-3 category for the Rest of the World is possible in the coming months.

As promised, the May 2023 Visa Bulletin established a worldwide final action cut-off date of June 1, 2022, for the third EB preference category, excluding China and India. Further retrogression is expected as we continue to approach the end of Fiscal Year 2023.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html

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