December 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 December 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
F101MAR1601MAR1601MAR1601NOV0201NOV12
F2A01OCT2301OCT2301OCT2301FEB2301OCT23
F2B08AUG1608AUG1608AUG1608NOV0515APR12
F322OCT1022OCT1022OCT1015FEB0122OCT02
F415SEP0715SEP0722MAR0608MAY0101OCT04
"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
F115JUL1815JUL1815JUL1808JUN0522DEC15
F2A15FEB2415FEB2415FEB2422MAR2415FEB24
F2B01AUG1701AUG1701AUG1701SEP0522MAR14
F308JAN1108JAN1108JAN1101AUG0108MAR04
F415JUN0815JUN0808AUG0608AUG0115FEB07

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
1stC01MAR23CCC
2nd22AUG2315JUN2008FEB1322AUG2322AUG23
3rd22AUG2201APR2101JUN1422AUG2222AUG22
Other Workers22AUG22TBD01JUN1422AUG2222AUG22
4th22JAN2222JAN2222JAN2222JAN2222JAN22
Certain Religious Workers22JAN2222JAN2222JAN2222JAN2222JAN22
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
1stC08APR2301JUL22CC
2nd08MAY2315SEP2022OCT1208MAY2308MAY23
3rd22JUN2301MAY2215JAN1308JUL2301NOV24
Other Workers22JUN23TBD15JAN1308JUL2301NOV24
4th22FEB2222FEB2222FEB2222FEB2222FEB22
Certain Religious Workers22FEB2222FEB2222FEB2222FEB2222FEB22
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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