State Dept. Warns About Upcoming Availability of Employment Third Preference “Other Workers” Numbers

April 25, 2022

By Immigration Group

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 (DOS) notes in its Visa Bulletin for April 2022 that high number use in the employment third preference “Other Workers” (EW) category may necessitate the establishment of a worldwide final action date as early as June to hold number use within the maximum allowed under the fiscal year 2022 annual limit. “This situation will be continually monitored, and any necessary adjustments will be made accordingly,” DOS said.