September 2024 Visa Bulletin Predictions

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

Please see September 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
F115DEC1515DEC1515DEC1515JUL0208JUN12
F2A15AUG2215AUG2215AUG2222NOV2115AUG22
F2B08JUN1608JUN1608JUN1615JAN0501JAN12
F322JUN1022JUN1022JUN1022JUL0022SEP02
F422AUG0722AUG0715FEB0615MAR0108MAY04
"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
F108JAN1808JAN1808JAN1801MAY0501AUG15
F2A15DEC2315DEC2315DEC2301JAN2415DEC23
F2B01APR1701APR1701APR1722JUN0508DEC13
F308NOV1008NOV1008NOV1001JUL0101JAN04
F415APR0815APR0808JUL0608JUN0108AUG06

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
1stC22DEC2201DEC23CC
2nd15MAY2315APR2022SEP1215MAY2315MAY23
3rd15MAR2222NOV2001JUN1315MAR2215MAR22
Other Workers15MAR22TBD01JUN1315MAR2215MAR22
4th01JUN2101JUN2101JUN2101JUN2101JUN21
Certain Religious Workers01JUN2101JUN2101JUN2101JUN2101JUN21
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
1stC08FEB2308APR22CC
2nd08APR2315JUL2008AUG1208APR2308APR23
3rd01APR2301NOV2115NOV1208APR2322SEP23
Other Workers01APR23TBD15NOV1208APR2322SEP23
4th08JUL2108JUL2108JUL2108JUL2108JUL21
Certain Religious Workers08JUL2108JUL2108JUL2108JUL2108JUL21
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/immigration/

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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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