By Chris Musillo

The Department of State has just issued the July 2022 Visa Bulletin. This is the tenth 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 01APR19 01DEC14 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

As we mentioned last month, we have recently added another row, EB-3 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, nurse aides are the common. The retrogression to 08May2019 probably reflects full usage of this category in this fiscal year.

The India and China EB-2 categories each advanced. India improved by three months and China improved by one month.

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

The WW and Philippine EB-3 remained current. We may see a retrogression of WW and Philippine EB-3 before the end of the fiscal year, once the full allotment of visas is exhausted. This is common, and nothing to be too concerned about, as we have explained in the past.