Beginning with the October Visa Bulletin, there are now two charts listing dates for each preference category and country of chargeability: (1) An “Application Final Action Dates” chart (“Final Action Date”); and (2) a “Dates for Filing Applications” chart (“Filing Date”). USCIS has also issued a fact sheet describing the new procedures. Previously, the Visa Bulletin only listed a single chart of cut-off dates, which was the same as the newly labeled “Final Action Date” chart.

Availability Of Immigrant Visa Numbers For July 2024

A. Application Final Action Dates For Family-Sponsored Categories
WorldwideChina (Mainland Born)IndiaMexicoPhilippines
F1Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens10/22/201510/22/201510/22/20155/8/20023/1/2012
F2 Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident – Subject to Per Country 11/15/202111/15/202111/15/20212/1/202111/15/2021
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)5/1/20165/1/20165/1/20167/8/200410/22/2011
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens4/1/20104/1/20104/1/20103/1/20009/8/2002
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U. S. Citizens8/1/20078/1/20071/22/20062/8/20012/1/2004
B. Dates For Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications
WorldwideChina (Mainland Born)IndiaMexico Philippines
F1 Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens9/1/20179/1/20179/1/20174/1/20054/22/2015
F2 Spouses & Unmarried Children of Permanent Resident – Subject to Per Country 11/1/202311/1/202311/1/202311/1/202311/1/2023
F2BUnmarried Sons & Daughters (21 years of age of older) of Permanent Residents)1/1/20171/1/20171/1/20175/1/200510/1/2013
F3Married Sons & Daughters of U. S. Citizens10/1/201010/1/201010/1/20106/15/200111/8/2003
F4Brother & Sister of Adult U.S. Citizens3/1/2008 3/1/20086/15/20064/28/20014/1/2006
A. Application Final Action Dates For Employment-Based Categories
WorldwideChina (Mainland Born)IndiaMexicoPhilippines
EB1Priority WorkersC11/1/20222/1/2022CC
EB2Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability3/15/20233/1/20206/15/20123/15/20233/15/2023
EB3Skilled Workers & Professionals12/1/20219/1/20209/22/201212/1/202112/1/2021
EB3Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)1/1/20211/1/20179/22/20121/1/20215/1/2020
EB4Certain Special Immigrants1/1/20211/1/20211/1/20211/1/20211/1/2021
EB4Certain Religious Workers (SR)1/1/20211/1/20211/1/20211/1/20211/1/2021
EB5Unreserved (C5, T5, I5 AND R5)C12/15/201512/1/2020CC
EB5Set Asides: Rural (20%)CCCCC
EB5 High Unemployment (10%)CCCCC
EB5Infra-Structure (2%)CCCCC
B. Dates For Filing Of Employment-Based Visa Applications
Worldwide China (Mainland born)IndiaMexicoPhilippines
EB1 Priority Workers C1/1/20232/8/2022CC
EB2 Professionals Holding Advanced Degree or Persons of Exceptional Ability3/22/20236/1/20206/22/20123/22/20233/22/2023
EB3Skilled Workers & Professionals2/1/20237/1/202110/1/20122/1/20231/1/2023
EB3Other Workers (Unskilled Workers)1/8/20216/1/201710/1/20121/8/20215/15/2020
EB4Certain Special Immigrants2/1/20212/1/20212/1/20212/1/20212/1/2021
EB4Certain Religious Workers (SR)2/1/20212/1/20212/1/20212/1/20212/1/2021
EB5 Non-Regional Center (C5,T5, I5 AND R5)C1/1/20174/1/2022CC
EB5Set Aside: (Rural - 20%)CCCCC
EB5Set Aside: (High Unemployment - 10%) CCCCC
EB5Set Aside: (Infrastructure - 2%)CCCCC

When To File Your Adjustment Of Status Application To File For Consular Processing For Family-Based Or Employment-Based Preference Visas.

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, you can learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The linked page(s) will help you determine when to file your adjustment of status application: Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin