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January 2023 Visa Bulletin Update

Updated: Jan 7

In the January 2023 Visa Bulletin, EB-1 Worldwide (All Other) remains current, except EB-1 for India and China, which see a regression of 6 months and 3 weeks. EB-2 Worldwide (All Other), China, and India remain unchanged. EB-3 for China and India also remains unchanged from the previous visa bulletin.

FINAL ACTION DATES (Chart A):

China:
  • EB-1: Retrogresses with a cut-off date of February 1, 2022.

  • EB-2: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of June 8, 2019.

  • EB-3: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of August 1, 2018.

India:
  • EB-1: Retrogresses with a cut-off date of February 1, 2022.

  • EB-2: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of October 8, 2011.

  • EB-3: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of June 15, 2012.

Others:
  • EB-1: Current for all countries except China and India.

  • EB-2: Worldwide (All Other) remains unchanged with a cut-off date of November 1, 2022.

DATES FOR FILING (Chart B):

China:
  • EB-1: Retrogresses with a cut-off date of June 1, 2022.

  • EB-2: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of July 8, 2019.

  • EB-3: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of September 1, 2018.

India:
  • EB-1: Retrogresses with a cut-off date of June 1, 2022.

  • EB-2: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of May 1, 2012.

  • EB-3: Remains unchanged with a cut-off date of August 1, 2012.

Others:
  • EB-1: Current for all countries except China and India, which see a regression of 6 months and 3 weeks.

  • EB-2: Worldwide (All Other) remains unchanged with a cut-off date of December 1, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: USCIS has indicated that they will accept adjustment of status applications according to the Dates for Filing (Chart B) for January 2023. For more information, please visit the USCIS website.

Looking Forward with SG Legal Group


If you’re in line for a green card, it is important to keep track of the Visa Bulletin changes. It is a good idea to have all the necessary documents prepared for your green card application ahead of time, so you can be ready to file as soon as the Visa Bulletin shows that a green card is available to you. By not filing in a month when a green card is available, you risk facing a surprise backward movement (“retrogression”) in the next Visa Bulletin.

For more information about the Visa Bulletin, we’ve summarized and answered frequently asked questions here. We encourage you to read this article to better understand what your priority date means.

The complete Visa Bulletin for January 2023 can be found here.


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The visa bulletin is a monthly publication of the United States Department of State that provides information on the availability of immigration visas for individuals seeking to immigrate to the Unite

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