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This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

The Department of State's Visa Bulletin for August includes the following information:

  • Establishment of Worldwide employment-based first preference (EB-1) final action date. An EB-1 final action date will be established for Rest of World countries, Mexico and Philippines in August. Rest of World countries, Mexico and Philippines will be subject to a final action date of August 1, 2023. It is likely that in October the category will return to "Current" for these countries.
  • Retrogression in employment-based first preference (EB-1) for India. The EB-1 final action date for India will retrogress in August. India will be subject to an EB-1 final action date of January 1, 2012. It is likely that in October the final action date will advance.
  • Retrogression in employment-based third preference (EB-3) for Rest of World countries, Mexico and Philippines. The Rest of World, Mexico and Philippines EB-3 final action dates will retrogress in August to May 1, 2020.
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