According to the Visa Bulletin, there has been progress in most categories related to employment. This bodes well for employment visa estimates for the fiscal year 2024. This may be important to know for anyone dealing with employment visas for the upcoming year in New Jersey.
What FY 2023 says about FY 2024
It will be up to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to use the chart that indicates dates for filing, found in the October 2023 edition of the Visa Bulletin, and use it as a framework to accept or deny visas. USCIS said in a statement that the organization estimates 165,000 employment-based visa numbers will be ready to be allocated once 2024 rolls around.
The USCIS gave its confirmation that Form I-485 will be accepted when it is submitted by a foreign national as long as the priority date falls before the corresponding filing date.
The updated filing dates for all countries are listed in the Visa Bulletin for October 2023. These dates apply to the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. For anyone who is preparing to file, there are a few important things to keep in mind regarding this form.
Changes for India and China
The business immigration filing dates for both EB-2 and EB-3 for China have changed. EB-2 has advanced almost three months to January 1st, 2020. EB-3 for China has advanced almost an entire year to September 1st, 2020.
For India, the filing date of EB-2 has moved slightly by 14 days. The new filing date for EB-2 India is now May 15th, 2012. EB-3 India, on the other hand, hasn’t changed and is still on August 1st, 2012.
This is an ongoing development that will be reported on by the USCIS. There will be regular updates on their official website as they monitor any new trends that occur, and applicants will be notified as any changes occur.