January 2022 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official December 2021 Visa Bulletin & Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2021/visa-bulletin-december-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
F108DEC1408DEC1408DEC1422JUN9922APR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B01NOV1501NOV1501NOV1508AUG0001DEC11
F301DEC0801DEC0801DEC0815AUG9715JUN02
F408APR0708APR0701OCT0508APR9908SEP02
"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
F108JUN1608JUN1608JUN1601JAN0115JUL15
F2A08OCT2108OCT2108OCT2108OCT2108OCT21
F2B08OCT1608OCT1608OCT1608FEB0122NOV13
F301SEP0901SEP0901SEP0915SEP0001NOV03
F422OCT0722OCT0722JAN0608AUG9922MAR04

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-
mainlandĀ 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC01APR1922JUL12CC
3rdC01APR1815MAR12CC
Other WorkersCTBD15MAR12CC
4thCCC15MAY20C
Certain Religious WorkersCCC15MAY20C
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-
mainlandĀ 
born
INDIAMEXICO PHILIPPINES
1stCCCCC
2ndC22JUN1915SEP13CC
3rdC01MAY1815FEB12CC
Other WorkersCTBD15FEB12CC
4thCCCCC
Certain Religious WorkersCCCCC
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
C15JAN16CCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
C15JAN16CCC

The dates above have been calculated from data provided by USCIS/DOS. It does not include future demand (which can increase or decrease anytime). Hence data will keep changing every month. We will update these tables as we get more data from USCIS or DOS.

Similar to EB3 category movement, we have previously added a blog post for EB2 category forward movement. Please click here for FB category.

If you have not done it, please remember to add or update your I-130 / NVC / I-140 / I-485 case in the free GC tracker (which has thousands of cases): https://www.mygcvisa.com/ tracker/

It would be very useful to understand how USCIS is currently processing these cases in each category. It would also help in estimating date movements in future visa bulletin.

More Options: If you are new to immigration process or would like to see what other immigration options are available, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa/

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When Can I Get My Green Card: Get step-by-step details on when you can expect to get your green card (including latest timeframe for each step of GC process for both EB and FB categories).

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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