June 2022 Visa Bulletin Analysis

June 2022 Visa Bulletin Results

Family-based

Final Action Dates

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 01DEC14 01DEC14 01DEC14 01FEB00 01MAR12
F2A C C C C C
F2B 22SEP15 22SEP15 22SEP15 01FEB01 22OCT11
F3 22NOV08 22NOV08 22NOV08 15SEP97 08JUN02
F4 22MAR07 22MAR07 15SEP05 01MAR00 22AUG02


Dates for Filing Applications

Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15MAY16 15MAY16 15MAY16 01MAY01 22APR15
F2A C C C C C
F2B 22SEP16 22SEP16 22SEP16 01MAY01 01OCT13
F3 22AUG09 22AUG09 22AUG09 01MAR01 08NOV03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 22FEB06 01MAR01 22APR04

 

Employment-based

Final Action Dates

Employment-
based
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01MAR19 C 01SEP14 C C
3rd C 22MAR18 C 15JAN12 C C
Other Workers 08MAY19 01JUN12 08MAY19 15JAN12 08MAY19 08MAY19
4th C C 01MAY17 C 01APR20 C
Certain Religious Workers C C 01MAY17 C 01APR20 C
5th Unreserved
(including C5, T5, I5, R5)
C 22NOV15 C C C C
5th Set Aside:
Rural (20%)
C C C C C C
5th Set Aside:
High Unemployment (10%)
C C C C C C
5th Set Aside:
Infrastructure (2%)
C C C C C C


Dates for Filing Applications

Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
EL SALVADOR
GUATEMALA
HONDURAS
INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01APR19 C 01DEC14  C C
3rd C 01APR18 C 22JAN12 C C
Other Workers C 01AUG15 C 22JAN12 C C
4th C C 15JUN17 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15JUN17 C C C
5th Unreserved
(including C5, T5, I5, R5)
C 22DEC15 C C C C
5th Set Aside:
(Rural - 20%)
C C C C C C
5th Set Aside:
(High Unemployment - 10%)
C C C C C C
5th Set Aside:
(Infrastructure - 2%)
C C C C C C


June 2022 Visa Bulletin Analysis

If you recall in our June 2022 Visa Bulletin Predictions, we did not expect to see much movement for most categories, which did end up being the case – with one exception. The Final Action Date for India EB2 advanced by a full year, bringing the priority date to September 1, 2014. There was unfortunately no movement for Final Action Date or Dates for Filing Application for EB3.

The year advance for India EB2 for Final Action Date does signify some movement within the category. Many analysts did not expect the Final Action Date for India EB2 to move more than 3 months. However, this big jump could be indicative of a future standstill, and possible retrogression. Next up on the list to make moves is India EB3, which many are expecting to see an advancement in the July 2022 Visa Bulletin.

Please note that the USCIS does not always allow applications based on the visa bulletin dates.

Next Steps

You can file your Form I-485 if your green card priority date is older than the dates listed in the June 2022 Visa Bulletin.

If your priority date is current, you can file: 

To view the June 2022 Visa Bulletin in its entirety, be sure to visit the U.S. Department of State’s website. You can also read our article covering what a Visa Bulletin is and how to understand it. Keep an eye out for our June 2022 Visa Bulletin predictions coming soon!