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May 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 May 2023 Visa Bulletin.

Employment-Based Priority Date Cutoffs for May 2023

USCIS has chosen the Final Action Dates chart listed in next month’s State Department Visa Bulletin for employment-based applications. To be eligible to file an employment-based adjustment application in May, foreign nationals must have a priority date that is earlier than the date listed below for their preference category and country.

USCIS Cutoff Dates for May 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: June 15, 2012
All other countries: June 1, 2022

EB-3 Other Workers  
China: April 15, 2015
India: June 15, 2012
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: June 1, 2018
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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