The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2023 revealing no movement in most categories and minimal movement in only three categories of Final Action Dates.
Dates for Filing and Final Action Dates remain current in the EB-1 category for all countries of birth except China (PRC) and India, which continue to show backlogs. In the EB-2 and EB-3 categories, there was no movement in the Dates for Filing, and only one week of forward movement in the EB-2 Final Action Dates for all countries of birth except China and India, which remained unchanged. All Dates for Filing and Final Action Dates in the “Other Workers” category remained unchanged.
The EB-5 Unreserved category continues to show backlogs in the Dates for Filing and Final Action Dates for individuals born in China and India, and the backlogs did not change from the October Visa Bulletin. All other EB-5 categories and countries of birth are current on both the Dates for Filing and Final Action Dates.
USCIS has confirmed on its website that beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions should use the Dates for Filing to determine eligibility to file adjustment of status (“green card”) applications.
The chart below indicates the changes in the November 2023 Visa Bulletin relative to the October 2023 Visa Bulletin:
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