May 2023 Visa Bulletin Predictions

Change:
For official February 2023 Visa Bulletin and Analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2023/visa-bulletin-february-2023.aspx

Please see May 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
F108JUN1508JUN1508JUN1501SEP0101AUG12
F2ACCCCC
F2B01FEB1601FEB1601FEB1615AUG0101FEB12
F315JAN0915JAN0915JAN0901DEC9722AUG02
F422MAY0722MAY0715NOV0508DEC0022NOV02
"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
F101SEP1601SEP1601SEP1615MAY0315SEP15
F2ACCCCC
F2B01FEB1701FEB1701FEB1715MAR0215JAN14
F301DEC0901DEC0901DEC0915JUL0122JAN04
F415FEB0815FEB0801MAY0601JUN0115MAY04

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
1stC01MAY2201MAY22CC
2nd22JAN2301JUL1922DEC1122JAN2322JAN23
3rdC08SEP1801AUG12CC
Other WorkersCTBD01AUG12CC
4th15SEP2215SEP2215SEP2201NOV2015SEP22
Certain Religious Workers15SEP2215SEP2215SEP2201NOV2015SEP22
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
1stC22AUG2222AUG22CC
2nd22FEB2301AUG1915JUL1222FEB2322FEB23
3rdC15OCT1822SEP12CC
Other WorkersCTBD22SEP12CC
4th15OCT2215OCT2215OCT2208JAN2115OCT22
Certain Religious Workers15OCT2215OCT2215OCT2208JAN2115OCT22
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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