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Visa Bulletin Lists Priority Dates For The Green Card Application Line

US Visa Bulletin for June 2024:

The bulletin serves as a guide for the Green Card journey.

The June 2024 US Visa Bulletin provides critical dates for Indians applying for Green Cards, with progress seen in both family-sponsored and employment-based categories. This helps applicants understand when they can submit their applications and the expected wait times​ (Finance India News)​.

As per the June 2024 Visa Bulletin, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed that there are no changes in final action dates or dates for filing for all countries of chargeability* in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-5 categories. For the EB-1, China at September 1, 2022 and India at March 1, 2021.

The Visa Bulletin lists priority dates, essentially placeholders in the green card application line. Each month, the US Department of State calculates how many applications are waiting in each category, helping them estimate when different applicants might be able to move forward.

PHOTO: Economic Times

Two Ways to Move Forward

1. Filing for Adjustment of Status: If you’re already living in the US

2. Applying for an Immigrant Visa: If you’re living outside the US

Dates for Filing

This section specifies the earliest date applicants can submit their adjustment of status or immigrant visa applications. It helps applicants determine when they can proceed with their filing based on their visa category and country of origin.

Final Action Dates

These dates estimate the wait time for application approval, leading to permanent residency. They function as a queue based on visa category and nationality, indicating when applicants can expect their applications to be processed.

*(a United States immigration concept – it is the country determined to be the applicant’s origin)


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