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Visa Bulletin For April 2024 : Final Action Dates and Dates for Filing Applications Know the status of Green Card.

The US Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2024 reveals that there has been progress made in the final action dates for a number of employment-based categories.
 

Written by Thelearnvine

From the beginning on March, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the April 2024 Visa Bulletin. Now that the month is over, it's time to look at the chart for the next one. The employment-based applications progress chart showed that a number of groups had moved forward. In the notice, priority date cutoffs for each country were listed.
 

The EB-1 cutoff date for China has been moved up six weeks, while India's has been advanced five months. The EB-2 cutoffs for Mexico and the Philippines will be moved ahead by approximately two months. China's EB-2 applicants' date was increased by a month, whereas India EB-2 candidates who have yet to file their I-485 applications will have to wait six more weeks. Family-Based Green Card Applications Final Action Dates for have also modified.These dates represent the waiting period before your application is accepted, providing you permanent residency. They vary depending on the kind of visa and the nation.
 

 

furthermore, the April US Visa Bulletin indicates little to no movement for employment-based categories in the future months, with final action dates for some categories moving forward in the most recent release. Another notice indicated that actual final action dates are subject to change, depending on applicant demand and other factors.

Foreign residents filing EB applications in the following month shall obtain a priority date sooner than the one stated under the nation-specific preference category.

Final Action Dates for Family Sponsored Applications:

Family-sponsored preferences:

F1: Unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens [23,400+ numbers excluded by fourth preference].

Second: spouse & children, includes unmarried daughters and sons of permanent residents.

  • F2A: Spouses and children of permanent residents get 77% of the total second preference, with 75% exempt from the per-country limitation.

 

  • F2B: Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years or older) of Permanent Residents—23% of overall second choice.


F3: Married Daughters and Sons of US Citizens - 23,400, plus numbers eliminated by first and second preferences.

F4: Adult US Citizens' Brothers and Sisters - 65,000 plus surplus numbers for the first three preferences.

 

 

Family-Sponsored

India

China - mainland born

Mexico

Philippines

F1

February 8, 2015

February 8, 2015

May 1, 2001

March 1, 2012

F2A

September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

August 15, 2020

September 8, 2020

F2B

November 22, 2015

November 22, 2015

October 22, 2003

October 22, 2011

F3

October 1, 2009

October 1, 2009

September 8, 1998

June 8, 2002

F4

December 15, 2005

June 8, 2007

October 15, 2000

June 15, 2003

C: current - numbers authorised for issuance to all qualified applicants.

U: unauthorised 

 

Dates for filing visa applications:

 

 

Family-sponsored

India

China - mainland born

Mexico

Philippines

F1

September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

April 1, 2005

April 22, 2015

F2A

September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

September 1, 2023

F2B

January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

August 1, 2004

October 1, 2013

F3

March 1, 2010

March 1, 2010

June 15, 2001

November 8, 2003

F4

April 8, 2006

March 1, 2008

April 15, 2001

April 22, 2005

 

 

Employment-Based Preferences

 



First, marked priority workers have a worldwide employment-based preference level of 28.6%, plus excess fourth and fifth preferences.


Second: Members of the Professions with Advanced Degrees / Persons of Exceptional Ability - 28.6% of the global employment-based preference level + numbers left out by the first.

Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers - 28.6% of the worldwide total plus numbers left over from the first and second preferences, with 10,000 assigned to 'Other Workers'.

4th: Certain Special Immigrants - 7.1% of the world total, with 32% reserved as follows: Qualified immigrants can earn 20% for investing in rural regions, 10% for investment in high-unemployment areas, and 2% for infrastructure projects. The remaining 68% is unreserved and reserved for all qualifying immigrants.

 

 

Final Action Dates

 

 

Employment-based

India

China - mainland born

Mexico

Philippines

1st

March 1, 2021

September 1, 2022

C

C

2nd

April 15, 2012

February 1, 2020

January 15, 2023

January 15, 2023

3rd

August 15, 2012

September 1, 2020

November 22, 2022

November 22, 2022

Other Workers

August 15, 2012

January 1, 2017

October 8, 2020

May 1, 2020

4th

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

November 1, 2020

Certain Religious Workers

U

U

U

U

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

December 1, 2020

December 15, 2015

C

C

5th Set Aside: Rural (20%)

C

C

C

C

5th Set High Unemployment (10%)

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside: Infrastructure (2%)

C

C

C

C

 

 

Dates for Filing

 

 

 

Employment-
based

India

China - mainland

Mexico

Philippines

1st

April 1, 2021

January 1, 2023

C

C

2nd

May 15, 2012

June 1, 2020

February 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

3rd

September 15, 2012

July 1, 2021

February 1, 2023

January 1, 2023

Other Workers

September 15, 2012

June 1, 2017

December 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

4th

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

Certain Religious Workers

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 1, 2020

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

April 1, 2022

January 1, 2017

C

C

5th Set Aside:
(Rural - 20%)

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:
(High Unemployment - 10%)

C

C

C

C

5th Set Aside:
(Infrastructure - 2%)

C

C

C

C

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