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Mar 2024 Green Card Visa Bulletin
Mar 2024 Employment Based (EB) Visa Bulletin
CategoryMainland ChinaIndiaOther Regions
Final Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling Date
EB-1

2022-07-15

14 days

2023-01-01

2020-10-01

30 days

2021-01-01

Current

Current

EB-2

2020-01-01

2020-06-01

2012-03-01

2012-05-15

2022-11-22

7 days

2023-02-15

EB-3

2020-09-01

2021-07-01

2012-07-01

2012-08-01

2022-09-08

7 days

2023-02-01

EB-4

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days
EB-5 Unreserved

2015-12-15

2017-01-01

2020-12-01

2022-04-01

Current

Current

EB-5 Set Aside: Rural

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-5 Set Aside: High Unemployment

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-5 Set Aside: Infrastructure

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Other Workers

2017-01-01

2017-06-01

2012-07-01

2012-08-01

2020-09-08

7 days

2020-12-15

Certain Religious Workers

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days

2019-12-01

200 days

2020-01-01

122 days
Mar 2024 Family Based (F) Visa Bulletin
CategoryMainland ChinaIndiaOther Regions
Final Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling Date
F1

2015-02-08

38 days

2017-09-01

2015-02-08

38 days

2017-09-01

2015-02-08

38 days

2017-09-01

F2-A

2020-06-22

135 days

2023-09-01

2020-06-22

135 days

2023-09-01

2020-06-22

135 days

2023-09-01

F2-B

2015-11-22

52 days

2017-01-01

2015-11-22

52 days

2017-01-01

2015-11-22

52 days

2017-01-01

F3

2009-10-01

162 days

2010-03-01

2009-10-01

162 days

2010-03-01

2009-10-01

162 days

2010-03-01

F4

2007-06-08

17 days

2008-03-01

2005-12-15

30 days

2006-02-22

2007-06-08

17 days

2008-03-01

PERM Processing Times
Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Progress
(Receipt Date)
July
2023
OES
July
2023
non-OES
PERM Processing Time
days
Analyst Review
days
Audit Review
PERM Processing Queues
Processing QueuePriority Date
Analyist ReviewJanuary 2024
Audit ReviewJanuary 2024
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Pros and Cons of Having a Green Card
The Pros of Having a Green Card
  • You can apply for U.S. citizenship after 5 years (3 years if you’re married to a U.S. citizen).
  • You may sponsor certain relatives for visas or green cards.
  • A green card enables you to travel in and out of the U.S. more easily.
  • You can simply renew a green card every 10 years.
  • A green card makes you eligible to make financial contributions to U.S. Elections, which means you can support candidates that will make your life easier or that you otherwise agree with.
The Cons of Having a Green Card
  • When you are a legal resident of the US, you are required to report your worldwide income earned during the tax year on your US Federal Tax Return, not just your US-sourced income.
  • If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25, you must register for the US Selective Service.
  • It is possible to lose your green card if:
    • * You are absent from the country for longer than a year without filing for a re-entry pass
    • * You commit a felony - even a minor one
    • * You fail to notify the USCIS about a change of address
    • * You help an illegal immigrant enter the country
    • * You engage in a false marriage
  • Even though green card holders can make financial contributions to US elections, they cannot vote or become elected officials.