USCIS Visa Bulletin Aug 2024 Employment Green Card Dates

India Final Action EB1 0 Days, EB2 Moves Ahead +30 Days, EB3 Slides Forward +30 Days. China Final Action EB1 0 Days, EB2 0 Days, EB3 0 Days

Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team    Updated 18 Jul, 24


Aug 2024 Visa Bulletin


Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Nov 22
0 days
1 Jan 23
0 days
EB21 Mar 20
0 days
1 Jun 20
0 days
EB31 Sep 20
0 days
1 Jul 21
0 days
EB3Other1 Jan 17
0 days
1 Jun 17
0 days
EB41 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB4Religious1 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB515 Dec 15
0 days
1 Jan 17
0 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
0 days
current
0 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB11 Feb 22
0 days
8 Feb 22
0 days
EB215 Jul 12
+30 days
22 Jul 12
+30 days
EB322 Oct 12
+30 days
1 Nov 12
+1 month 1 days
EB3Other22 Oct 12
+30 days
1 Nov 12
+1 month 1 days
EB41 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB4Religious1 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB51 Dec 20
0 days
1 Apr 22
0 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
0 days
current
0 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB215 Mar 23
0 days
22 Mar 23
0 days
EB31 Dec 21
0 days
1 Feb 23
0 days
EB3Other1 Jan 21
0 days
8 Jan 21
0 days
EB41 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB4Religious1 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB5current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
0 days
current
0 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB215 Mar 23
0 days
22 Mar 23
0 days
EB31 Dec 21
0 days
1 Feb 23
0 days
EB3Other1 Jan 21
0 days
8 Jan 21
0 days
EB41 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB4Religious1 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB5current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
0 days
current
0 days

Final ActionDate of Filing
EB1current
0 days
current
0 days
EB215 Mar 23
0 days
22 Mar 23
0 days
EB31 Dec 21
0 days
1 Jan 23
0 days
EB3Other1 May 20
0 days
15 May 20
0 days
EB41 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB4Religious1 Jan 21
0 days
1 Feb 21
0 days
EB5current
0 days
current
0 days
EB5HighUnemploymentcurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Infrastructurecurrent
0 days
current
0 days
EB5Regionalcurrent
0 days
current
0 days

Date Movement & Predictions



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You can file your i485 application for a green card if your GC priority date is older than these dates for your country of birth.

USCIS Visa Bulletin is used to find your US green card priority date. The dates can move forward and go back each month.

Check the USCIS Visa Bulletin for Family-Based Green Cards.

There are two types of charts:

#1 Date of Filing Chart 

If your PD date is current in the ‘Date of filing chart’ then you can file:

Your i485 EAD and AP card can be approved but your GC application (i485) stays pending until your PD date gets current in the ‘Final Action’ chart.

This chart shows that USCIS expects a green card number may be available in the near future (like the next 8-12 months) for your case and hence invites you to file your green card application.

Note that USCIS decides if you can really use the ‘date of filing’ chart for the current visa bulletin or not every month.

This means:

  • PD Date is current in DOF but USCIS disallows: You cannot do anything. Just keep waiting.
  • The date is current in DOF and USCIS allows: You can file i485, i765, and i131.

#2 Final Action Date Chart

Your green card can only be approved if the PD date is current in the Final action chart.

This chart means a green card number is available for USCIS to approve your case.

FAQ

When should I file EB2 to EB3 Downgrade?

If your EB2 priority date is current in the EB3 final action chart, we recommend filing EB2 to EB3 downgrade with new i140 and i485 and getting your green card faster.

If the EB2 PD date is only current in EB3’s date of filing chart, then we suggest waiting.

Can I use the Spouse’s country of Birth for a faster Green card?

You can use the spouse’s country of birth for a whole family’s employment-based green card filing if that country’s queue is moving faster.

Example
You are from India and working in the US on an H1B visa.

Your US green card application has been filed by your employer in the EB2 category with a priority date of August 2014 which currently has a waiting time of more than 20 years.

You get married to a girl from Pakistan and both are now living in the USA.

You are in luck and can use the Rest of the world’s employment-based final action date, CURRENT, to file your green card.

You immediately get into the fast-track green card lane just because of your lucky wife who was born outside India.

What’s the difference between Country of Birth and Country of Passport?

You have a Chinese passport but were born in Dubai.

You come to the US on an H-1B work visa and then are eligible to file your Green card application in the ‘non-Chinese’ queue due to your country of birth being Dubai.

You skip the long Chinese green card queues.

Similarly, Indian passport holder who became Australian, Canadian, UK, or Singapore citizen after giving up Indian citizenship is still considered for the Indian queue for a USA green card as they were born in India.

Employment-Based Green Card Categories

#1 First preference (EB-1) – priority workers

Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics are part of EB1-A.

Outstanding professors and researchers are counted in EB1-B.

Certain multinational managers and executives are in the EB1-C pool.

Example: Most L1A workers are eligible for the EB1-C category if they have worked outside the USA as a manager with the same employer.

#2 Second preference (EB-2)

If you are a member of the professions holding advanced degrees or who have exceptional ability (including requests for national interest waivers), then you fall in the EB2 category.

Example: Most H1B workers file their employment-based green cards using EB2.

#3 Third preference (EB-3)

Skilled workers, professionals, or other workers who are not covered in EB1 or EB2 above file their green cards in the EB3 category.

Example: An H1B worker with only a bachelor’s degree will qualify for EB3 but can upgrade to EB2 after 5 years of work experience.

Reference: Travel.State.Gov



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