June 2024 Visa Bulletin

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the June 2024 Visa Bulletin. There is little-to-no forward movement in any of the employment-based categories from the previous month. Worse still, the DOS warns of retrogression coming in the near future. 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 change in the EB1 category. EB1 India’s cutoff date remains set at March 1, 2021, while EB1 China keeps a September 1, 2022 cutoff date. The EB1 category remains current for all other countries of chargeability.

Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB2) Category

There is no movement in the EB2 category, either. India’s cutoff date is stuck at April 15, 2012. China’s EB2 cutoff date holds firm at February 1, 2020. The EB2 cutoff date for all other countries remains unchanged at January 15, 2023.

Employment-Based, Third Preference (EB3) Category

For EB3 India, the cutoff date inches forward to August 22, 2012. For China, the EB3 cutoff date is still set at September 1, 2020. The EB3 cutoff date for all other countries of chargeability remains set at November 22, 2022.

EB3 Other Workers

In the EB3 other workers category, India’s cutoff date moves ahead to August 22, 2012. For China, the cutoff date remains unchanged at January 1, 2017. The EB3 other workers cutoff date for Philippines is still locked at May 1, 2020. For all other countries of chargeability, the cutoff date is still October 8, 2020.

Employment-Based, Fourth Preference (EB4) Category

In the EB4 category, the cutoff dates for all countries remains set at November 1, 2020.

Employment-Based, Fifth Preference (EB5) Category

In the EB5 category, China’s unreserved (i.e., EB5 immigrant visa numbers not set aside for rural, high unemployment, and infrastructure projects) cutoff date remains set at December 15, 2015. India’s unreserved cutoff also remains unchanged at December 1, 2020. EB5 remains current for all other EB5 categories and countries of chargeability.

Retrogression Likely for EB2 and EB3

The DOS notes that there has been high demand in both the EB2 and EB3 categories. Next month, in order to hold visa number use to within the maximum allowed under the law for the fiscal year, the DOS will likely retrogress cutoff dates for both EB2 and EB3 for all countries of chargeability.


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