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 June 2022 includes the following information:
Establishment of Employment Third Preference “Other Workers” (EW) Final Action Date
High number use in the Employment Third Preference “Other Workers” (EW) category has necessitated the establishment of a worldwide final action date in June to hold number use within the maximum allowed under the FY 2022 annual limit. All countries are subject to a final action date of May 8, 2019, except for China-mainland born, which is subject to a June 1, 2012 final action date and India, which is subject to a January 15, 2012, final action date.
Establishment of C5 and T5 Final Action Date and Application Filing Date for China-Mainland Born
It has become necessary to establish a final action date and application filing date for C5 and T5 China-mainland born because sufficient demand has materialized as readers were cautioned was a possibility in Item D of the May 2022 Visa Bulletin. China-mainland born C5 and T5 applicants are subject to a November 15, 2022, final action date and an application filing date of December 15, 2015.
Availability of Diversity Visas (DV)
Most regions have been set to “Current” for June 2022 in an effort to maximize number use during the DV 2022 program year. However, rank cut-offs could be re-established for any region or country in future months to keep number use within the applicable annual limits.