USCIS Visa Bulletin Sep 2022 Employment Green Card Dates

India Final Action EB1 0 Days, EB2 0 Days, EB3 0 Days. China Final Action EB1 0 Days, EB2 0 Days, EB3 0 Days

Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team    Updated 10 Aug, 22


Sep 2022 Visa Bulletin


Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB21 Apr 19
0 days
1 May 19
0 days
EB322 Apr 18
0 days
22 May 18
0 days
EB3Other1 Jun 12
0 days
1 Aug 15
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4Religiouscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB522 Dec 15
+2016 year 3 month 23 days
1 Jan 16
+2016 year 4 month 3 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3Other8 May 19
0 days
current
0 days
EB48 Nov 17
0 days
8 Dec 17
0 days
EB4Religious8 Nov 17
0 days
8 Dec 17
0 days
EB5current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB21 Dec 14
0 days
1 Jan 15
0 days
EB315 Feb 12
0 days
22 Feb 12
0 days
EB3Other15 Feb 12
0 days
22 Feb 12
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4Religiouscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3Other8 May 19
0 days
current
0 days
EB41 Apr 20
0 days
current
0 days
EB4Religious1 Apr 20
0 days
current
0 days
EB5current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3Other8 May 19
0 days
current
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4Religiouscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB2current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3current
0 days
current
0 days
EB3Other8 May 19
0 days
current
0 days
EB4current
0 days
current
0 days
EB4Religiouscurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
+2022 year 11 month 16 days
current
+2022 year 11 month 16 days

Next 12 Visa Bulletin Predictions (AI App) >

Predictions – India – Final Action

BulletinDate
Oct 2022Mar 30, 2012
Nov 2022May 11, 2012
Dec 2022Jun 23, 2012
Jan 2023Aug 4, 2012
Feb 2023Sep 15, 2012
Mar 2023Oct 27, 2012
Apr 2023Dec 9, 2012
May 2023Jan 22, 2013
Jun 2023Mar 5, 2013
Jul 2023Apr 18, 2013
Aug 2023May 31, 2013
Sep 2023Jul 14, 2013
Oct 2023Jul 22, 2013
Nov 2023Jul 30, 2013
BulletinDate
Oct 2022Dec 14, 2014
Nov 2022Dec 25, 2014
Dec 2022Jan 6, 2015
Jan 2023Jan 17, 2015
Feb 2023Jan 29, 2015
Mar 2023Feb 11, 2015
Apr 2023Feb 23, 2015
May 2023Mar 8, 2015
Jun 2023Mar 20, 2015
Jul 2023Apr 2, 2015
Aug 2023Apr 16, 2015
Sep 2023Apr 30, 2015
Oct 2023May 1, 2015

You can file your i485 application for a green card if your GC priority date is older than these dates for your country of birth.

USCIS Visa Bulletin is used to find your US green card priority date. The dates can move forward and go back each month.

Check the USCIS Visa Bulletin for Family-Based Green Cards.

There are two types of charts:

#1 Date of Filing Chart 

If your PD date is current in the ‘Date of filing chart’ then you can file:

Your i485 EAD and AP card can be approved but your GC application (i485) stays pending until your PD date gets current in the ‘Final Action’ chart.

This chart shows that USCIS expects a green card number may be available in the near future (like the next 8-12 months) for your case and hence invite you to file your green card application.

Note that USCIS decides if you can really use the ‘date of filing’ chart for the current visa bulletin or not every month.

This means:

  • PD Date is current in DOF but USCIS disallows: You cannot do anything. Just keep waiting.
  • The date is current in DOF and USCIS allows: You can file i485, i765, and i131.

#2 Final Action Date Chart

Your green card can only be approved if the PD date is current in the Final action chart.

This chart means that a green card number is available for USCIS to approve your case.

FAQ

When should I file EB2 to EB3 Downgrade?

If your EB2 priority date is current in the EB3 final action chart, we recommend filing EB2 to EB3 downgrade with new i140 and i485 and getting your green card faster.

If the EB2 PD date is only current in EB3’s date of filing chart, then we suggest waiting.

Can I use the Spouse’s country of Birth for a faster Green card?

You can use the spouse’s country of birth for a whole family’s employment-based green card filing if that country’s queue is moving faster.

Example: 
You are from India and working in the US on an H1B visa.

Your US green card application has been filed by your employer in the EB2 category with a priority date of August 2014 which currently has a waiting time of more than 20 years.

You get married to a girl from Pakistan and both are now living in the USA.

You are in luck and can use the Rest of the world’s employment-based final action date, which is CURRENT to file your green card.

You immediately get into fast-track green card lane just because of your lucky wife who was born outside India.

What’s the difference between Country of Birth and Country of Passport?

You have a Chinese passport but were born in Dubai.

You come to the US on an H-1B work visa and then are eligible to file your Green card application in the ‘non-Chinese’ queue due to your country of birth being Dubai.

You skip the Chinese long green card queues.

Similarly, Indian passport holder who became Australian, Canadian, UK, or Singapore citizen after giving up Indian citizenship is still considered for the Indian queue for USA green card as they were born in India.

Employment-Based Green Card Categories

#1 First preference (EB-1) – priority workers

Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics are part of EB1-A.

Outstanding professors and researchers are counted in EB1-B.

Certain multinational managers and executives are in the EB1-C pool.

Example: Most L1A workers are eligible for the EB1-C category if they have worked outside the USA as a manager with the same employer.

#2 Second preference (EB-2)

If you are a member of the professions holding advanced degrees or who have exceptional ability (including requests for national interest waivers), then you fall in the EB2 category.

Example: Most H1B workers file their employment-based green cards using EB2.

#3 Third preference (EB-3)



Skilled workers, professionals, or other workers that are not covered in EB1 or EB2 above file their green cards in the EB3 category.

Example: An H1B worker with only a bachelor’s degree will qualify for EB3 but can upgrade to EB2 after 5 years of work experience.

Reference: Travel.State.Gov




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Recent discussion on forum

  1. gc404
    gc404

    Hello kind folks of am22tech,

    Hope you are well and staying safe. Thank you for reading this post and helping. In the October 2020 visa bulletin, I noticed that the date of filing is now ahead of my PD which seemed liked good news. Given that I have an approved I-140 in EB2 for last few years, I reached out to my employer’s legal team to file for I-485. They said this:

    " USCIS has not yet announced whether it will accept I-485 applications under the October “Dates for Filing Chart”

    On researching, this seems to be true. The October visa bulletin says:

    Blockquote
    Unless otherwise indicated on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo, individuals seeking to file applications for adjustment of status with USCIS in the Department of Homeland Security must use the “Final Action Dates” charts below for determining when they can file such applications. When USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for the fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, USCIS will state on its website that applicants may instead use the “Dates for Filing Visa Applications” charts in this Bulletin.

    Then on going here, it says:

    Blockquote
    For Employment-Based Preference Filings:
    For all employment-based preference categories, you must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for September 2020.

    So it is clear that date of filing is quite useless right now. All that matters is date of final action.I am eagerly waiting for their October 2020 decision but I am curious what other community members have experienced in recent past. Have you see USCIS recently accept applications based on date of filing becoming current? @anil_am22’s article here seems to leave it open ended as far what “date” he is referring to under section I-485 Adjustment of Status when it says

    Blockquote
    Form i485 has to be filed by your employer if your PD date is current.

    Thanks again for your attention to this topic.


  2. faiz_mohammed
    faiz_mohammed

    Hi,

    For EB2 priority date Dec 2016, what is the prediction for date of filing to become current


  3. Mandeep_Raj
    Mandeep_Raj

    Hi Everyone,

    How late can the filing chart dates be used to file for I-485 application? Basically, My perm just got approved with my new employer and with a priority date of June 30, 2014, so I’m wondering if I can use the Oct 2020 visa bulletin dates to file for I-485 application. The current bulletin (Apr 21) has retrogressed in EB3 to Jan 2014, so wanted to know if I can take advantage of Oct 2020 bulletin now.

    Please share your insights.

    Thanks,
    MR


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