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​July 2024 Visa Bulletin Update

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 month ago
  • Author:by Conexus MedStaff

​The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for July 2024, providing the latest update for the EB-3 visa category for registered nurses and medical technologists. As indicated in the previous visa bulletin, priority dates for applicants from the Philippines, Mexico, and Rest of World (ROW) have retrogressed to 01 December 2022.

Visa Bulletin Priority Dates
  • EB-3 for Other Nationalities (01 DEC 21) – retrogressed by 11 months

  • EB-3 for the Philippines (01 DEC 21) - retrogressed by 11 months

  • EB-3 for India (22 SEP 12) – will advance by one month

  • EB-3 for China (01SEP20) – no movement 

What this means for EB-3 applicants 

The retrogression of priority dates for Philippines and ROW applicants indicates increased waiting times for a visa. The Department of State has stated that high demand in the EB-3 category is likely to see further retrogression in the coming updates. Read more about retrogression and how this may impact your U.S. immigration journey.

What this means for your U.S. journey

While retrogression is frustrating and challenging for international registered nurses and medical technologists who wish to work in the United States, it is important to continue to proactively plan for your future relocation.  

During this time, we encourage you to continue making progress on the aspects of your U.S. journey you can control, such as passing your NCLEX, ASCPi, or English proficiency exams, and completing your Visa Screen certificate.

Although an increased wait time for a visa is disappointing, this time is an opportunity to prepare for your relocation to the United States. Read more about planning your finances,preparing your family for the move, and more on our blog.

Should International Nurses and Medical Technologists Continue to Apply for Nursing Positions in the U.S.?

Our experts expect forward movement as we enter the new fiscal year in October 2024 and new visas become available. Retrogression is usually a temporary setback and your team at Conexus will continue to closely monitor the upcoming visa bulletins so that we can support and guide you through your immigration journey. With patience, perseverance, and support, registered nurses and medical technologists can still achieve their dream of working in the United States.