By Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued January 2022 Visa Bulletin. This is the fourth Visa Bulletin of Fiscal Year 2022. This blog post analyzes this month's Visa Bulletin.

Visa Bulletin

Table A: Final Action Dates -- Applications with these dates may be approved for their Green Card (Permanent Residency card) or Immigrant Visa appointment.
EB All Other CHINA INDIA PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C
2nd C 22JAN19 08JUL12 C
3rd C 22MAR18 15JAN12 C
Table B: Dates of Filing

The USCIS is expected the Table B chart for I-485 employment-based filings. See: USCIS Visa Bulletin Dates

MU Law Analysis

Once again, there was good news and bad news for the retrogressed EB2 and EB3 categories. The DOS did not move the Indian and Chinese EB-3s. On the other hand, the dates for India and China EB-2, progressed. India EB-2 moved ahead by a bit over two months. China EB-2 advanced by three weeks. These progressions were about half of the progressions that we saw with the December Visa Bulletin.

The story remains positive for Philippines and Worldwide EB-3, where dates held at Current. They are expected to stay Current for the foreseeable future.