The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process, or if already pending, when the final step can be adjudicated.
Below is a summary of the June Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes (or not) from the previous month.
India: No movement—for now. EB-1 stalls at February 1, 2022, and EB-2 at January 1, 2011. EB-3 and EB-3 Other Workers hold at June 15, 2012, but brace for EB-3 to retrogress as soon as July. See NOTE 1 below.
China: No movement, except EB-3 Other Workers, which advances 4.5 months to September 1, 2015. EB-1 stalls at February 1, 2022; EB-2 at June 8, 2019; and EB-3 at April 1, 2019.
All Other Countries: No movement, full stop. EB-1 remains current, EB-2 holds at February 15, 2022; EB-3 at June 1, 2022; and EB-3 Other Workers at January 1, 2020.
NOTE 1: The June Visa Bulletin reports: “Steady number use and high demand in the EB-3 category for India will most likely necessitate retrogression of the EB-3 final action date for India as early as next month ….” This adds to the anticipated retrogression reported last month for EB-1 and EB-2 India and for EB-1 China.
NOTE 2: USCIS will accept I-485 applications in June based on the State Department’s Final Action Dates chart, not the more favorable Dates for Filing chart.