January 2023 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official December 2022 Visa Bulletin & Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2022/visa-bulletin-december-2022.aspx

Please see January 2023 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
F101FEB1501FEB1501FEB1522DEC0022APR12
F2ACCCCC
F2B01NOV1501NOV1501NOV1522JUN0101DEC11
F308DEC0808DEC0808DEC0808NOV9701JUL02
F415APR0715APR0708OCT0515SEP0022SEP02
"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
F115AUG1615AUG1615AUG1601FEB0308JUN15
F2ACCCCC
F2B08JAN1708JAN1708JAN1701FEB0208NOV13
F315NOV0915NOV0915NOV0908JUL0101DEC03
F408JAN0808JAN0815MAR0622MAY0101MAY04

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
2nd01DEC2222JUN1901NOV1101DEC2201DEC22
3rdC15AUG1801JUL12CC
Other WorkersCTBD01JUL12CC
4th22JUL2222JUL2222JUL2201OCT2022JUL22
Certain Religious Workers22JUL2222JUL2222JUL2201OCT2022JUL22
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
1stCCCCC
2nd01JAN2315JUL1922MAY1201JAN2301JAN23
3rdC15SEP1815AUG12CC
Other WorkersCTBD15AUG12CC
4th22AUG2222AUG2222AUG2215NOV2022AUG22
Certain Religious Workers22AUG2222AUG2222AUG2215NOV2022AUG22
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.

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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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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