State Department Issues May 2024 Visa Bulletin

May 2024 Visa Bulletin Key Points     

  • U.S. Department of State has issued the May 2024 Visa Bulletin     
  • USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart    
  • No significant advancement will occur in employment-based categories  

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

May 2024 Visa Bulletin Overview    

The Department of State (DOS) has released the May 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 last month.         

May 2024 Visa Bulletin: What are the Changes?       

In May 2024, there are no changes to the employment-based categories below from the April 2024 Visa Bulletin, which also used the Final Action Dates chart.   


China will stay at Sept. 1, 2022. India will remain at March 1, 2021. All other countries will stay current.  


China will stay at Feb. 1, 2020. India will stay at April 15, 2012. All other countries will remain at Jan. 15, 2023.  


China will remain at Sept. 1, 2020. India will stay at Aug. 15, 2012. All other countries will remain unchanged.  

Visa 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, P.C.

Envoy is pleased to provide you with this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Joy Ang, 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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