The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2023. Although China moved slightly, there was no major movement in key EB-3 employment-based categories. USCIS has not yet announced whether it will use the Final Action Dates or Dates for Filing chart in April.
The Final Action Dates for EB-3 are as follows:
EB-3 Other Nationalities (CURRENT)
EB-3 for Philippines (CURRENT)
EB-3 for India (15 JUNE 2012)
EB-3 for China (1 NOVEMBER 2018)
The previous Visa Bulletin (March) included a note that retrogression should be expected in the upcoming months for all EB-3 visa categories, including the Philippines and Worldwide, due to the higher-than-expected use and demand since December 2022. EB-3 final action dates continue to be current in April (Philippines and Worldwide) and the EB-2 final action dates for rest of the world, India, Mexico, and the Philippines retrogressed to keep numbers within the 2023 annual limit.
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