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July 2023 Visa Bulletin Update – USCIS to Honor Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Categories

Next month, USCIS will accept employment-based adjustment of status applications from foreign nationals with a priority date that is earlier than the Final Action Dates listed in the State Department’s July 2023 Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cutoffs for July 2023

To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in July , foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

USCIS has chosen the Final Action Dates chart listed in next month’s State Department Visa Bulletin for employment-based applications.

USCIS Cutoff Dates for July 2023

China: February 1, 2022
India: February 1, 2022
All other countries: Current                                                                            

China: June 8, 2019
India: January 1, 2011
All other countries: February 15, 2022

EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers  
China: April 1, 2019
India: January 1, 2009
All other countries: February 1, 2022

EB-3 Other Workers  
China: September 1, 2015
India: January 1, 2009
All other countries: January 1, 2020

All countries: September 1, 2018 

EB-5 Unreserved (Regional Center and Non-Regional Center)
China: September 8, 2015
India: April 1, 2017
All other countries: Current

EB-5 Set-Asides
Rural: Current for all countries
High Unemployment: Current for all countries
Infrastructure: Current for all countries

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