November 2022 Visa Bulletin

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the November 2022 Visa Bulletin. Unfortunately, the bulletin remains nearly identical to the October 2022 bulletin. All cutoff dates listed refer to the dates in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.

Visa Bulletin Summary

Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category

The EB1 category remains current for all countries of chargeability.

Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) Category

There is no movement in the EB2 category. EB2 India’s cutoff date remains set at April 1, 2012, while EB2 China keeps its June 8, 2019 cutoff date.

Employment-Based, Third Preference (EB3) Category

There is also no movement in the EB3 category. EB3 India’s cutoff date continues to share the same cutoff date as EB2 India, April 1, 2012. Moreover, EB3 China stayed at June 15, 2018. The EB3 category remains current for all other countries of chargeability.

EB3 Other Workers

The cutoff date for EB3 other workers for India is the same as its EB3 cutoff date. For China, the cutoff date for EB3 other workers advanced to December 01, 2012. For all other countries of chargeability, EB3 other workers remains set at June 1, 2020.

Employment-Based, Fourth Preference (EB4) Category

The EB4 cutoff dates remain unchanged from the October 2022 Visa Bulletin. The EB4 cutoff date for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras remains set at March 15, 2018, and EB4 Mexico remains at September 15, 2020.

Importantly, as Congress extended the EB4 program for certain religious workers in September 2022, this category is available, and the cutoff dates are the same as the EB4 dates.

Employment-Based, Fifth Preference (EB5) Category

EB5 remains current for all other countries of chargeability, with the exceptions of China and India. China’s cutoff date for EB5 unreserved (i.e., EB5 immigrant visa numbers not set aside for rural, high unemployment, and infrastructure projects) remains at March 22, 2015, and India’s EB5 unreserved cutoff date holds at November 08, 2019.


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