Visa Bulletin

USCIS issues green cards based on the Visa Bulletin that is published once a month by the US State Department.

In most cases, immigrants waiting for their green cards have an approved family petition (I-130) or an alien worker petition (I-140). Both approval forms, I-130 and I-140, contain a Priority Date, which is the date when a given petition was filed, either with the USICS or with the Department of Labor.

Waiting time for the green card is calculated based on this Priority Date.

August 2024

Category

Family Based Green Cards

Employment Based Green Cards

Filing Date ***

Green Card Issuance Date

Filing Date***

Green Card Issuance Date

F1

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens (21 years of age or older)

1 Sep 2017

22 Oct 2015

   

F2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

15 Jun 2024

15 Nov 2021

   

F2B

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

1 Jan 2017

1 May 2016

   

F3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

1 Jan 2011

1 Apr 2010

   

F4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

1 Mar 2008

1 Aug 2007

   
           

EB1

Priority Workers

   

Current

Current

EB2

Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability

   

22 Mar 2023

15 Mar 2023

EB3

Skilled Workers and Professionals

   

1 Feb 2023

1 Dec 2021

 

Other workers

   

8 Jan 2021

1 Jan 2021

EB4

Religious workers

   

1 Feb 2021

1 Jan 2021

EB5

Investors

   

Current

Current

 

July 2024

Category

Family Based Green Cards

Employment Based Green Cards

Filing Date ***

Green Card Issuance Date

Filing Date***

Green Card Issuance Date

F1

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens (21 years of age or older)

1 Sep 2017

22 Oct 2015

   

F2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

1 Nov 2023

15 Nov 2021

   

F2B

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

1 Jan 2017

1 May 2016

   

F3

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

1 Oct 2010

1 Apr 2010

   

F4

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

1 Mar 2008

1 Aug 2007

   
           

EB1

Priority Workers

   

Current

Current

EB2

Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability

   

22 Mar 2023

15 Mar 2023

EB3

Skilled Workers and Professionals

   

1 Feb 2023

1 Dec 2021

 

Other workers

   

8 Jan 2021

1 Jan 2021

EB4

Religious workers

   

1 Feb 2021

1 Jan 2021

EB5

Investors

   

Current

Current

*** Must check with USCIS for applicability.

The above Visa Bulletin contains Priority Dates for citizens of most countries.  Different dates apply to citizens of Mexico, China, India, and Philippines.

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