Visa Bulletin August 2022 – Results & Analysis

Finally, Visa Bulletin August 2022 has been released. Read this article to see what priority dates have gotten to the front line or regressed for the upcoming month. An overall description of the August 2022 Visa Bulletin display little to no movement for major categories. And there is even a large regression in the family-based category.

Visa Bulletin August 2022
Visa Bulletin August 2022 – Results & Analysis

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While many green card applicants are not expecting a big jump to the front line at this point in time, it still comes as a disappointment overall to most category.

Visa Bulletin August 2022 Results

Here are the results for the August 2022 Visa Bulletin:

Family-Based

Final Action Dates
Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F101DEC1401DEC1401DEC1415MAR0001MAR12
F2ACCC22APR19C
F2B22SEP1522SEP1522SEP1501APR0122OCT11
F322NOV0822NOV0822NOV0815OCT9708JUN02
F422MAR0722MAR0715SEP0501JUN0022AUG02

 

Dates for Filing Applications

Family-SponsoredAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornINDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108AUG1608AUG1608AUG1601DEC0122APR15
F2ACCCCC
F2B01JAN1701JAN1701JAN1708AUG0101OCT13
F308NOV0908NOV0908NOV0915APR0108NOV03
F415DEC0715DEC0722FEB0615MAR0122APR04

 

Employment-Based

Final Action Dates
Employment-BasedAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornEL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURASINDIAMEXICOPHILPPINES
1STCCCCCC
2NDC01APR19C01DEC14CC
3RDC22APR18C15FEB12CC
Other Workers08MAY1901JUN1208MAY1915FEB1208MAY1908MAY19
4THCC08NOV17C01APR20C
Certain Religious WorkersCC08NOV17C01APR20C
5TH Unreserved (including C5, T5, I5, R5)C22NOV15CCCC
5TH Set Aside: Rural (20%)CCCCCC
5TH Set Aside: High Unemployment (10%)CCCCCC
5TH Set Aside: Infrastructure (2%)CCCCCC

 

Dates for Filing Applications
Employment-BasedAll Chargeability Areas Except Those ListedCHINA-Mainland BornEL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURASINDIAMEXICOPHILPPINES
1STCCCCCC
2NDC01MAY19C01JAN15CC
3RDC22MAY18C22FEB12CC
Other WorkersC01AUG15C22FEB12CC
4THCC08DEC17CCC
Certain Religious WorkersCC08DEC17CCC
5TH Unreserved (including C5, T5, I5, R5)C22DEC15CCCC
5TH Set Aside: Rural (20%)CCCCCC
5TH Set Aside: High Unemployment (10%)CCCCCC
5TH Set Aside: Infrastructure (2%)CCCCCC

 

Visa Bulletin August 2022 Analysis

In the Visa Bulletin August 2022 Predictions article, we noted that there was no hope for much movement for any category for this upcoming bulletin month. And that turned out to be true. Most categories moved only by a month or few at the most.

One major change is for the final action date for F2A for Mexico. And this changed from current to 22 April, 2019, which results in a regression of more than 3 years. This was the only change in final action date noticed for all categories within the family-based green cards. For the date for filing applications in the family-based section, there were some movements which include a 3 month increase to India, China, and ROW’s F2B category.

For employment-based green cards, just a little movement was noticed. There was no sign of movement for the India’s EB2 final action date. It has been moving steadily for the past month.

However, the long-awaited movement for EB3 category for the final action date is finally here. But it was only by 1 month. It brings the priority date for this category to 15 February, 2012. India EB3’s date for filing application also moved by just 1 month, while there was no movement for EB2.

How to Read the USCIS Visa Bulletin – https://www.mycinegist.com/uscis-visa-bulletin-how-to-apply-for-a-green-card/

Visa Bulletin September 2022 Bulletin Analysis

Without any change in India EB2, the upcoming months doesn’t seem to be bright as we are hoping for. We shall continually monitor green card statistics. But at this point, there could be a regression for India EB2 in September. For India EB3, we are predicting that there will be small movement ahead even if it’s just a month.

In April 2022, USCIS announced that it had plans to implement processes that can allow for a faster processing of visa processing. This is to address the major backlog that is currently in the U.S. Hopefully, there will be a faster processing times as the year goes on.

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