Employment-Based Green Card November 2022 Bulletin
A Lifeline for visa applicants
The November 2022 visa bulletin brings news of great hope and optimism to visa applicants. USCIS is now accepting employment-based adjustment of status applications with priority dates earlier than the visa bulletin’s Dates for Filing listed. This means that visa applicants who had their Green Card applications stuck in the backlog for years due to visa restrictions will finally have the chance to receive their Green Cards!
It should be noted that visa applicants are still dependent on their sponsoring employers to provide visa sponsorship. Without a visa sponsor, visa applicants cannot qualify for the visa bulletin’s Dates for Filing and thus will not be able to proceed with their visa application process.
With that said, visa applicants should reach out to potential employers as soon as possible in order to secure visa sponsorship and take advantage of the visa bulletin’s Dates for Filing.
The visa bulletin also provides visa applicants the opportunity to move up their visa application processes. Those who are ready and eager to submit their visa applications can take full advantage of this visa bulletin, as it helps visa applicants get closer to their Green Card dreams.
For visa applicants with earlier priority dates, the visa bulletin’s Dates for Filing can be a major relief, as it promises to alleviate visa backlogs and help visa applicants move closer to their Green Card.
According to the November Visa Bulletin, employment dates for filing will be as follows:
EB 1: Current status will be maintained for all countries, including India and China.
EB 2: All other countries will remain the same except India and China. The new dates for India will be May 1, 2012, and for China, it will be July 8, 2019.
EB 3: Experts and skilled workers: The dates of July 15, 2018, and July 1, 2012, respectively, will remain the same for China and India. There will be no changes to the other countries.
According to the November Visa Bulletin, final action dates will be as follows:
EB 1: It will remain current. There will be no change in the status of any country, including China and India.
EB 2: Similarly, China and India will remain on June 8, 2019, and April 1, 2012, respectively. There will be no change to the other countries. It will remain current.
EB 3: India and China will remain on June 15, 2018, and April 1, 2012, respectively. There will be no change for all other countries. It will remain current.