US Dept of State Work-Sponsored Visa Bulletin Predictions for September 2022

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

Work-SponsoredJan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022September 2022 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2019-05-08 *2019-05-082019-05-082019-05-18
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Mainland China

Work-SponsoredJan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022September 2022 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22019-01-222019-03-012019-03-012019-03-012019-03-012019-03-012019-04-012019-04-012019-04-01
EB32018-03-222018-03-222018-03-222018-03-222018-03-222018-03-222018-03-222018-04-222018-04-22
Other Workers2012-03-012012-04-012012-05-01Unavailable2012-06-012012-06-012012-06-012012-06-012012-06-01
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2015-11-22 *2015-11-222015-11-222015-12-02
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailable2015-11-222015-11-222015-11-222015-11-222015-11-22

India

Work-SponsoredJan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022September 2022 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB22012-07-082013-01-012013-05-01Unavailable2013-09-012014-09-012014-12-012014-12-012015-05-02
EB32012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-02-152012-02-15
Other Workers2012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-01-152012-02-152012-02-15
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Mexico

Work-SponsoredJan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022September 2022 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2019-05-08 *2019-05-082019-05-082019-05-18
EB42020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-01
Certain Religious Workers2020-04-012020-04-01UnavailableUnavailable2020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-012020-04-01
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent

Philippines

Work-SponsoredJan 2022Feb 2022Mar 2022Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Jul 2022Aug 2022September 2022 Prediction
EB1CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB2CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB3CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Other WorkersCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent2019-05-08 *2019-05-082019-05-082019-05-18
EB4CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
Certain Religious WorkersCurrentCurrentUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Non-Regional)CurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent
EB5 (Regional)UnavailableUnavailableUnavailableUnavailableCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrentCurrent


* Note: Dates in red indicate that priority went backwards instead of forwards which is known as retrogression. This is caused when the Department of State finds that the number of visas available is running out faster than originally estimated. The date is moved backward to show a more accurate picture of the visa backlog.

WORK-SPONSORED PREFERENCE DEFINITIONS


First: (EB1) Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second (EB2): Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: (EB3) Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to '*Other Workers'.

Fourth: (EB4) Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: (EB5) Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.