Find the June 2024 Visa Bulletin Changes and Insights Here!

The US Department of State has just released its Visa Bulletin changes for June 2024. We understand that waiting for a green card can be stressful. We prepared this blog post to keep you informed and make things a bit easier for you. 

This monthly update is important because it helps you see how long your wait might be. Below, you’ll discover how these changes might affect your immigration plans. Stay informed and empowered with us as we discuss what these visa bulletin changes mean!

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Understanding the Visa Bulletin Categories

To understand the June 2024 Visa Bulletin changes clearly, we must first look at what each visa category means:

Each type of visa category has its own rules about who qualifies and when you can get a visa based on Visa Bulletin changes made to priority dates

Family-sponsored Categories

  • F1 - Visa for unmarried unmarried sons and daughters (21 years or older) of US citizens.
  • F2A - Visa for spouses and unmarried children (under 21) of permanent residents.
  • F2B - Visa for unmarried adult children (21 or older) of permanent residents.
  • F3 - Visa for married children of US citizens.
  • F4 - Visa for siblings of adult US citizens.

Employment-Based Categories

  • EB-1 - For top professionals with exceptional skills, outstanding professors, and multinational executives.
  • EB-2 - For professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional skills.
  • EB-3 - For skilled workers, professionals, and others with less advanced qualifications.
  • EB-4 - For special immigrants, like religious workers, broadcasters, and employees of international organizations.
  • EB-5 Unreserved (Regional Center and Non-Regional Center) - For investors who create jobs by investing in new businesses. They may invest individually or through regional centers.
  • EB-5 Set-Asides - Reserved for specific purposes, like rural development, high unemployment areas, and infrastructure projects.

Visa Bulletin Changes Explained

The Visa Bulletin is a monthly report from the Department of State that's important if you're thinking about moving to the United States. It tells you when you can apply for visas or change your residency status. 

Visa Bulletin Key Notes

The Visa Bulletin has priority dates. Priority dates are your place in line for your green card application. The United States Department of State looks at how many applications are waiting in each category to figure out when different people might get to move forward every month.

Below are two important dates in the Visa Bulletin. The difference between these two dates gives you a rough idea of how long your visa application process might take:

  1. Dates for Filing chart: If your priority date is on or before the date listed (cut-off date) for your category, you can take the next step in your application process.
  1. Final Action Dates chart: These dates show when your application will be processed and decided upon. 

You have two options when your priority date is current:

  • You can proceed with your adjustment of status application if you're already living in the United States.
  • You can apply for an Immigrant Visa If you live outside the United States.

It's important to know that the Visa Bulletin changes are unpredictable. Be sure to watch the monthly updates closely so you can plan your move to the United States.

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Family-Sponsored Categories

Below is a quick summary of key Visa Bulletin changes in the cut-off dates. Here's a simple look at the main updates and what they mean for you:

Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored: Snapshot Overview

This overview summarizes the latest changes in family-sponsored visa categories:

F1 (Family-Sponsored First Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Philippines: Unchanged
  • Mexico: +2 months to 01Jan2002

F2A (Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Philippines: +5 months to 15Nov2021.
  • Mexico: +2 months to 01Feb2021.

F2B (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Philippines: Unchanged.
  • Mexico: +4 months to 08Jul2004.

F3 (Family-Sponsored Third Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India: +2 months to 01Mar2010.
  • Mexico: +4 months to 01Dec1999.
  • Philippines: Unchanged.

F4 (Family-Sponsored Fourth Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Mexico: Unchanged.
  • Philippines: +2 months to 01Dec2003.

Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Preference Cases: Snapshot Overview

The summary below shows the latest changes in family-sponsored visa categories:

F1 (Family-Sponsored First Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines: Unchanged.

F2A (Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents)

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): Unchanged.

F2B (Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Philippines: Unchanged.
  • Mexico: +2 months to 01Nov2004.

F3 (Family-Sponsored Third Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India: +3 months to 01Sep2010.
  • Mexico, Philippines: Unchanged.

F4 (Family-Sponsored Fourth Preference)

  • All Other Areas, China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines: Unchanged.

Visa Bulletin Family-Sponsored Preference Cases Charts

The tables below show detailed updates of all Visa Bulletin changes in each F category for various foreign nations:

Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates F1
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing F1
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates F2A
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing F2A
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates F2B
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing F2B
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates F3
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing F3
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates F4
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing F4

Employment-Based Categories

Here’s a quick summary of key Visa Bulletin changes in the cut-off dates. Here's a simple look at the main updates and what you need to know:

Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Preference Cases: Snapshot Overview

This overview summarizes the latest changes in employment-based visa categories:

1st Preference (EB-1)

  • All Other Areas, Mexico, Philippines: Current, Unchanged.
  • China Mainland: 01Sep22, Unchanged.
  • India: 01Mar21, Unchanged.

2nd Preference (EB-2)

  • All Other Areas, Mexico, Philippines: 15Jan23, Unchanged.
  • China Mainland: 01Feb20, Unchanged.
  • India: 15Apr12, Unchanged.

3rd Preference (EB-3)

  • All Other Areas, Mexico, Philippines: 22Nov22, Unchanged.
  • China Mainland: 01Sep20, Unchanged.
  • India: 22Aug12, +7 days.

Other Workers (EB-3)

  • All Other Areas, Mexico: 08Oct20, Unchanged.
  • China Mainland: 01Jan17, Unchanged.
  • India: 22Aug12, +7 days.
  • Philippines: 01May20, Unchanged.

4th Preference (EB-4)

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): 01Nov20, Unchanged.

Certain Religious Workers (EB-4)

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): 01Nov20, Unchanged.

5th Preference (EB-5) Unreserved

  • All Other Areas, Mexico, Philippines: Current, Unchanged.
  • China Mainland: 15Dec15, Unchanged.
  • India: 01Dec20, Unchanged.

5th Set Aside: Rural

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): Current, Unchanged.

5th Set Aside: High Unemployment

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): Current, Unchanged.

5th Set Aside: Infrastructure

  • All Areas (including China Mainland, India, Mexico, Philippines): Current, Unchanged.

 

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases: Snapshot Overview

In June 2024, there were no updates or revisions made compared to the May 2024 Visa Bulletin.

Visa Bulletin Dates for Employment-Based Preference Preference Cases Charts

The tables below show detailed updates of all Visa Bulletin changes in each Employment category for various foreign nations:

Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB1
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB1
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB2
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB2
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB3 Skilled Workers and Prefessionals
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB3 Skilled Workers and Professionals
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB3 Other Workers
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB3 Other Workers
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB4
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB4
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB4 Religious Workers
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB4 Religious Workers
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB5 Unreserved
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB5 Unreserved
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB5 Rural
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB5 Rural
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB5 High Unemployment
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB5 High Unemployment
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Final Action Dates EB5 Infrastructure
Visa Bulletin Changes June 2024: Dates for Filing EB5 Infrastructure

Keep Up-to-Date with Visa Bulletin Changes

Keeping up with the monthly Visa Bulletin changes and updates can help make your immigration process easier. We invite you to join Josh's live events at Immigration Station, where he discusses the latest Visa Bulletin changes each month. Josh is there to answer all your questions and address your concerns. 

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