State Department Issues January 2024 Visa Bulletin 

Key Points    

  • DOS has issued the January 2024 Visa Bulletin    
  • USCIS will use the Dates for Filing chart   
  • Some changes will occur in employment-based categories  

NOTE:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Dates for Filing chart for the January 2024 Visa Bulletin. Please check the  USCIS website  for more information.    


The Department of State (DOS) has released the  January 2024 Visa Bulletin.  USCIS will use the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based categories.  The updates below reflect changes in employment-based categories.        

What are the Changes?      

In January 2024, there are some changes to the employment-based categories below from the December 2023 Visa Bulletin, which also used the Dates for Filing chart. 


India will advance one year and six months to Jan. 1, 2021, and China mainland will advance five months to Jan. 1, 2023. All other countries are unchanged.  


India and China will remain unchanged, and all other countries will advance one month and 14 days. 


China will advance 10 months to July 1, 2021. All other countries are unchanged. 

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, P.C.  

Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Anne Walsh, who is a Partner at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., a U.S. law firm who provides services through the Envoy Platform (the “U.S. Law Firm”).  

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