May 2024 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see May 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
F115JUN1515JUN1515JUN1501JUN0108JUN12
F2A01AUG2001AUG2001AUG2001OCT2001AUG20
F2B15FEB1615FEB1615FEB1601APR0401JAN12
F301DEC0901DEC0901DEC0901NOV9801AUG02
F422JUN0722JUN0701JAN0601DEC0008AUG03
"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
F108NOV1708NOV1708NOV1701SEP0501AUG15
F2A15OCT2315OCT2315OCT2301NOV2315OCT23
F2B01APR1701APR1701APR1722JAN0508DEC13
F322MAR1022MAR1022MAR1001JUL0101JAN04
F415MAR0815MAR0808APR0601JUN0122JUN04

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
1stC15AUG2201DEC20CC
2nd15DEC2208FEB2015MAY1215DEC2215DEC22
3rd01NOV2201JAN2115AUG1208NOV2201JUN23
Other Workers01NOV22TBD15AUG1208NOV2201JUN23
4th22FEB2022FEB2022FEB2022FEB2022FEB20
Certain Religious Workers22FEB2022FEB2022FEB2022FEB2022FEB20
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
1stC08FEB2301MAR21CC
2nd15APR2301AUG2001JUL1215APR2315APR23
3rd01APR2308DEC2115SEP1208APR2322SEP23
Other Workers01APR23TBD15SEP1208APR2322SEP23
4th22MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR20
Certain Religious Workers22MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR2022MAR20
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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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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