Visa Bulletin for July 2024

The July 2024 Visa Bulletin provides crucial information about immigrant numbers. Key points include:

  • USCIS will accept I-485 applications in July based on Final Action Dates.
  • As predicted in the June Bulletin, the State Department has retrogressed EB-3 for all other countries. However, the extent of this retrogression is much greater than anticipated, given the minimal changes in other categories.
  • Despite only two months remaining in the fiscal year, the anticipated retrogression for EB-2 for all other countries has not yet occurred.
  • There has been a significant and unexpected breakthrough for India.

India: July’s biggest surprise comes from India, while other categories see minimal movement:

  • EB-1 jumps forward 11 months to February 1, 2022.
  • EB-2 advances by 2 months to June 15, 2012.
  • EB-3 Professional and EB-3 Other Workers progress by only 1 month to September 22, 2012.

China: July brings only minor advances for China:

  • EB-1 moves up 2 months to November 1, 2022.
  • EB-2 inches forward by 1 month to March 1, 2020.
  • EB-3 Professional and EB-3 Other Workers remain unchanged at September 1, 2020, and January 1, 2017, respectively.

All Other Countries: This category experiences the largest retrogression for July:

  • EB-1 remains current.
  • EB-2 advances by 2 months to March 15, 2023.
  • EB-3 Professionals retrogresses by almost 1 year to December 1, 2021, with further potential retrogression or unavailability expected next month due to high demand.
  • EB-3 Other Workers progresses by almost 3 months to January 1, 2021, except for the Philippines, which stalls at May 1, 2020.


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