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Oct 2022 Green Card Visa Bulletin
Oct 2022 Employment Based (EB) Visa Bulletin
CategoryMainland ChinaIndiaOther Regions
Final Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling Date
EB-1

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-2

2019-06-08

68 days

2019-07-08

68 days

2012-04-01

974 days

2012-05-01

975 days

Current

Current

EB-3

2018-06-15

54 days

2018-07-15

54 days

2012-04-01

46 days

2012-07-01

130 days

Current

Current

EB-4

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

EB-5 Unreserved

2015-03-22

275 days

2016-01-01

2019-11-08

1028 days

2019-12-08

998 days

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

2012-09-01

92 days

2015-11-01

92 days

2012-04-01

46 days

2012-07-01

130 days

2020-06-01

390 days

2022-09-08

7 days
Certain Religious Workers

N/A

Current

N/A

Current

N/A

Current

Oct 2022 Family Based (F) Visa Bulletin
CategoryMainland ChinaIndiaOther Regions
Final Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling DateFinal Action DateFiling Date
F1

2014-12-01

2016-08-08

2014-12-01

2016-08-08

2014-12-01

2016-08-08

F2-A

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

F2-B

2015-09-22

2017-01-01

2015-09-22

2017-01-01

2015-09-22

2017-01-01

F3

2008-11-22

2009-11-08

2008-11-22

2009-11-08

2008-11-22

2009-11-08

F4

2007-03-22

2007-12-15

2005-09-15

2006-02-22

2007-03-22

2007-12-15

PERM Processing Times
Prevailing Wage Determination Processing Progress
(Receipt Date)
(as of 8/31/2022)
January
2022
OES
January
2022
non-OES
PERM Processing Time
234 days
Analyst Review
days
Audit Review
PERM Processing Queues
Processing QueuePriority Date
Analyist ReviewJanuary 2022
Audit ReviewNovember 2021
Reconsideration Request to the COApril 2022
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.