By Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued March 2022 Visa Bulletin. This is the sixth 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 01MAR19 01MAY13 C
3rd C 22MAR18 15JAN12 C

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

MU Law Analysis

India EB-2 moved ahead by four months, which should allow some long-delayed Indian nationals to apply for their green cards. Unfortunately, India EB-3 did not move ahead. There was a note at the end of this month’s bulletin that says that if EB-5 demand emerges, the surplus of extra visas that has been flowing into India EB-2 will disappear. This may result in a retrogression of India EB-2 in future months.

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

China’s EB-2 and EB-3 numbers remain unchanged for March 2022. We expect low to no progress in these categories for the rest of FY 2022.