June 2023 Visa Bulletin Summary

The Visa Bulletin is an important document released by the United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs monthly. If you’re waiting for a green card or another way to get into the US, this bulletin is your go-to resource to find out how much longer you can expect to sit in the “queue.” June 2023’s was released on May 12, 2023, and here, we have the overall summary to help you understand where your country’s momentum sits.

Reading the June Visa Summary

If you find it challenging to read and understand the Visa Bulletin, you’re not alone. There is a lot of information packed in one small document and much of it probably isn’t relevant to you.

Chances are, you want to know where your country stands as a final action date. Is the “line” of green cards moving, and if so, how quickly? What is the final action date in progress right now, and how far off is yours? 

This date is the designated start of when an immigrant visa number should become available for foreign nationals with current priority dates that month. A visa or green card isn’t allowed to be issued unless your priority date is before the Final Action Date in the bulletin.

With that date in mind, let’s move forward and review the final action dates in the June Visa Bulletin.

Summary of Final Action Dates

Here are the latest final action dates, broken down by country and visa type:

●     India: EB1, 01FEB22, no forward movement; EB2, 01JAN11, no forward movement, EB3, 15JUN12, no forward movement.

●     China: EB1, 01FEB22, no forward movement; EB2, 08JUN19, no forward movement; EB3, 01APR19, no forward movement.

●     Philippines: EB2, 15FEB22, no forward movement.

●     All Chargeability: EB2: 15FEB22, no forward movement; EB4 01SEP18, no forward movement.

●     Mexico: EB4: 01SEP18, no forward movement.

Summary of Dates of Filing

Moving into the Dates of Filing list, here are the earliest date when applicants can submit documents through an Adjustment of Status (the last state of the green card process).

●     India: EB1, 01JUN22, no forward movement; EB2, 01MAY12, no forward movement; EB3, 01AUG12, no forward movement.

●     China: EB1, 01JUN22, no forward movement; EB2, 08JUL19, no forward movement; EB3, 01JUN19, no forward movement.

●     Philippines: EB2, 01DEC22, no forward movement.

●     All Chargeability: EB2, 01DEC22, no forward movement; EB4, 01OCT18, no forward movement.

●     Mexico: EB4, 01OCT18, no forward movement.

What’s Next?

The Visa Bulletin is an excellent resource, but while it gives you facts, it doesn’t tell you what to do next. The high demand in countries like India often forces USCIS to create retrogression dates (going backward) to keep the visa allocation within the FY2023 limit, and filing for the next year’s H-1B visas is always complex.

When you have questions, Visa2US has answers. Contact our professional immigration attorneys today to find out what the latest bulletin means for your visa progress, how to start an application, and what your options are.

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