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Jan 2022 Visa Bulletin Predictions

For official August 2021 Visa Bulletin & Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-august-2021.aspx

Please see January 2022 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based categories for all countries):

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101OCT1501OCT1501OCT1515JUN9908APR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B22APR1622APR1622APR1601AUG0001DEC11
F315JAN0915JAN0915JAN0922AUG9701AUG02
F415MAY0715MAY0722NOV0501MAY9915NOV02
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101OCT1601OCT1601OCT1615OCT0015JUN16
F2A15OCT2115OCT2115OCT2115OCT2115OCT21
F2B01DEC1601DEC1601DEC1601DEC0008JUN14
F301OCT0901OCT0901OCT0922OCT0008FEB04
F415JAN0815JAN0815MAR0622AUG9922SEP04

Employment Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01APR1908APR12CC
3rdC15NOV1915MAR15CC
Other WorkersCTBD15MAR15CC
4thCCC01NOV20C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC01NOV20C
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Employment-
based
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-
mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC15MAY1915DEC12CC
3rdC22JUN2001DEC15CC
Other WorkersCTBD01DEC15CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C01MAY16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C01MAY16CCC

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USCIS/NVC Timeframe: Please click here to see how long it currently takes to process application.

Current Step: If your priority date is not current, then you can calculate when it may become current, check your case status, case processing time, etc: https://www.mygcvisa.com/calculator

Next Steps: If priority date is current and

1. If applicant is inside US, they will have to file I-485: https://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/04/how-to-file-i-485-application.html

2. If applicant is outside US, it will be sent to NVC: https://www.mygcvisa.com/nvc/overview-after-nvc-petition-approved.aspx

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