State Department Releases April 2023 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on April 25, 2023

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


The State Department has released the  April 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 April 2023, there are some changes to employment-based categories from the March 2023 Visa Bulletin 



All countries will remain unchanged.  



India will regress nine months and seven days to Jan. 1, 2011. Mexico will regress four months to July 1, 2022.   



Mainland China will advance three months to Nov. 1, 2018.  


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).     


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Peter Bade, who is a Supervising Attorney at Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP), 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.