State Department Issues January 2023 Visa Bulletin

January 20, 2023 Amanda Bolhuis

NOTE: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Dates for Filing chart for the January 2023 Visa Bulletin. Please check the  USCIS website for more information.  


The State Department has released the  January 2023 Visa Bulletin.  USCIS will use the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based categories. The updates below reflect information for employment-based categories.   

What are the Changes?          

In January 2023, China and India EB-1 will move to June 1, 2022, while EB-2 and EB-3 will remain unchanged from the Dates for Filing chart in the December 2022 Visa Bulletin. 


China EB-1 and India EB-1 will both move to June 1, 2022. All other countries will remain unchanged from the December 2022 Visa Bulletin.  


All countries will remain unchanged from the December 2022 Visa Bulletin.


All countries will remain current.

Looking Ahead            

For more information about navigating the visa bulletin, please refer to this list of  frequently asked questions, prepared in collaboration with Global Immigration Associates (GIA).    


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Amanda Bolhuis, who is a Managing Attorney at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").    

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.   



About the Author

Amanda is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates. Her practice focuses on employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. She has extensive experience handling B, E, H, L, O and TN visa cases, employment-based green cards (EB-1 and PERM labor certification) and USCIS Requests for Evidence and appeals. She also has experience advising companies on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and I-9 compliance issues. Amanda works with clients in several industries, including automotive, insurance and technology.

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