By Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued the June 2022 Visa Bulletin. This is the ninth 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.

1st C C C C
2nd C 01MAR19 08JUL13 C
3rd C 22MAR18 15JAN12 C
Other workers 08MAY19 01JUN12 15JAN12 08MAY19

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

You will notice that we have added another row, Other Workers. These are EB-3’s for occupations that require less than two years of education or experience to perform the job. Among healthcare occupations, there are most commonly nurse aides. The retrogression to 08May2019 probably reflects full usage of this category in this fiscal year.

For the other categories, we saw exceptional news for India EB-2, which advanced a full year. All EB-1, along with Worldwide and Philippine EB-3 remained current. We do expect a retrogression of WW and Philippine EB-3 before the end of the fiscal year. This is common, as we have explained in the past.

EB-3 India and EB-3 China will remain unchanged from May. We do not expect forward progress in these categories for the rest of the fiscal year.