June 2023 Visa Bulletin

Today, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2023 Visa Bulletin. Most cutoff dates in the employment-based categories remain unchanged. All cutoff dates listed refer to those in the final action chart (i.e., Chart A), unless otherwise specified.

Visa Bulletin Summary

Employment-Based, First Preference (EB1) Category

There is no movement in the EB1 category, with China and India both retaining a cutoff date of February 1, 2022. The EB1 category remains current for all countries of chargeability.

Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) Category

The EB2 category remains unchanged from the May 2023 Visa Bulletin. The cutoff date for EB2 India is still set at January 1, 2011, while China’s remains set at June 8, 2019. All other countries of chargeability retain a cutoff date of February 15, 2022.

Employment-Based, Third Preference (EB3) Category

There is no movement in the EB3 category. EB3 India keeps a cutoff date of June 15, 2012. Worse still, the DOS cautions that the cutoff date for EB3 India likely will retrogress further in the near future. For China, the EB3 cutoff date remains set at April 1, 2019. For all other countries of chargeability, the EB3 cutoff date continues with a June 1, 2022, cutoff date.

EB3 Other Workers

The only movement for EB3 other workers is for China, which sees its cutoff date advance to September 1, 2015. EB3 other workers for India retains a June 15, 2012, cutoff date. The EB3 other workers cutoff date for all other countries of chargeability remains set at January 1, 2020.

Employment-Based, Fourth Preference (EB4) Category

There is no movement in the EB4 category, with all countries keeping a cutoff date of September 1, 2018.

Employment-Based, Fifth Preference (EB5) Category

The only movement in the EB5 category is that India’s EB5 unreserved (i.e., EB5 immigrant visa numbers not set aside for rural, high unemployment, and infrastructure projects) cutoff date retrogresses to April 1, 2017. For China, EB5 unreserved keeps a cutoff date of September 8, 2015. EB5 remains current for all other EB5 categories and countries of chargeability.


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