Department of State Issues March 2024 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on March 15, 2024

Key Points     

  • DOS has issued the March 2024 Visa Bulletin     
  • USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart    
  • Some regression will occur in employment-based categories   

NOTE:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Final Action Dates chart for the March 2024 Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS websiteformore information.      


The Department of State (DOS) has released the March 2024 Visa Bulletin. USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based categories. The updates below reflect changes in employment-based categories compared to the Dates for Filing chart used last month.         

What are the Changes?       

In March 2024, there are some changes to the employment-based categories below from the February 2024 Visa Bulletin, which used the Dates for Filing chart.  


China will regress 5.5 months to July 15, 2022. India will regress three months to Oct. 10, 2020. All other countries will stay current.   


China will regress five months to Jan. 1, 2020. India will regress 2.5 months to March 1, 2012. All other countries will regress approximately three months to Nov. 22, 2022.  


China will regress 10 months to Sept. 1, 2020. India will regress one month to July 1, 2012. Philippines will regress nearly four months to Sept. 8, 2022, and all other countries will regress nearly five months to Sept. 8, 2022.   

Looking Ahead              

For more information about navigating the visa bulletin, please refer tothis list offrequently asked questions, prepared in collaboration with Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C.   

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