State Department Releases July 2023 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on June 20, 2023

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


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

What are the Changes?           

In July 2023, there are no changes from the June 2023 Visa Bulletin in most categories but significant retrogression for EB-3 India and a modest retrogression in the EB-3 category for all other countries except China.


All countries will remain unchanged from the June 2023 Visa Bulletin.  


All countries will remain unchanged from the June 2023 Visa Bulletin. 


India will undergo significant retrogression from June 15, 2012, in the June 2023 bulletin to Jan. 1, 2009 in the July 2023 bulletin. EB-3 for “All Others,” Mexico, and the Philippines will retrogress by four months, from June 01, 2022, in the June 2023 bulletin to Feb. 01, 2022 in the July 2023 bulletin. 

Looking Ahead             

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

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