April 2024 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official March 2024 Visa Bulletin & Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2024/visa-bulletin-march-2024.aspx

Please see April 2024 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
F115APR1515APR1515APR1515MAY0122APR12
F2A15JUL2015JUL2015JUL2008AUG2015JUL20
F2B01JAN1601JAN1601JAN1608JAN0401DEC11
F301NOV0901NOV0901NOV0908OCT9801JUL02
F415JUN0715JUN0722DEC0508NOV0008JUL03
"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
F108OCT1708OCT1708OCT1715JUN0508JUN15
F2A22SEP2322SEP2322SEP2301OCT2322SEP23
F2B15FEB1715FEB1715FEB1722OCT0408NOV13
F308MAR1008MAR1008MAR1022JUN0101DEC03
F408MAR0808MAR0815MAR0608MAY0122MAY04

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
1stC01AUG2201NOV20CC
2nd08DEC2222JAN2008APR1208DEC2208DEC22
3rd08OCT2201NOV2022JUL1208OCT2222JAN23
Other Workers08OCT22TBD22JUL1208OCT2222JAN23
4th08JAN2008JAN2008JAN2008JAN2008JAN20
Certain Religious Workers08JAN2008JAN2008JAN2008JAN2008JAN20
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
CCCCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
CCCCC
"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
1stC22JAN2301FEB21CC
2nd15MAR2301JUL2008JUN1215MAR2315MAR23
3rd01MAR2322SEP2122AUG1201MAR2315MAY23
Other Workers01MAR23TBD22AUG1201MAR2315MAY23
4th08FEB2008FEB2008FEB2008FEB2008FEB20
Certain Religious Workers08FEB2008FEB2008FEB2008FEB2008FEB20
5th
Non-Regional
Center
(C5 and T5)
CCCCC
5th
Regional
Center
(I5 and R5)
CCCCC

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.

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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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