State Department Issues December 2022 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

NOTE:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Dates for Filing chart for the December 2022 Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website  for more information.  


The State Department has released the  December 2022 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  December 2022, EB-1 will stay the same, while EB-2 and EB-3 will have some changes from the Dates for Filing chart in the November 2022 Visa Bulletin


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


India and China will remain unchanged from the November 2022 Visa Bulletin. All other countries will have a new cutoff date of Dec. 1, 2022.   


China will advance one month and 17 days to Sept. 1, 2018. India will advance one month to Aug. 1, 2012. All other 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 Jaclyn Pettit, 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.