May 2024 Visa Bulletin

By: Ujwala Bagal


The United States Department of State has released the May 2024 Visa Bulletin. As predicted last month, there is no movement in the employment-based categories. USCIS has announced they will honor the Final Action Dates chart for filing employment-based adjustment of status applications. 

Final Action Dates

The May 2024 Visa Bulletin from the State Department has revealed the following Final Action cutoff dates for an immigrant visa or approval of an adjustment of status application:

  • EB-1 First Preference Category: India remains at March 1, 2021. China remains at September 1, 2022. All other countries are current.
  • EB-2 Second Preference Category: China remains at February 1, 2020. India remains at April 15, 2012. All other countries remain at January 15, 2023.
  • EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers: India remains at August 15, 2012. China remains at September 1, 2020. All other countries remain at November 22, 2022.
  • EB-5 Unreserved categories (C5, T5, I5, and R5): India remains at December 1, 2020.  China remains at December 15, 2015. Other countries remain current.
  • EB-5 set-aside categories (Rural, High Unemployment, and Infrastructure): All countries remain current.

EB-4- Non-Minister Religious Worker

The EB-4 non-minister religious worker program received an extension in March and will continue through the end of the fiscal year. USCIS will honor the same final action date as other EB-4 visas: November 1, 2020. 


For any questions or assistance regarding the May 2024 Visa Bulletin, contact your trusted Chugh, LLP immigration professional. 

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