State Department Releases May 2023 Visa Bulletin

Last Updated on April 26, 2023

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



The State Department has released the  May 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 May 2023, there are some changes in EB-2 and EB-3 from the April 2023 Visa Bulletin 


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


All countries except for China and India will retrogress by 4 months and 15 days to Feb. 15, 2022.  


Mainland China will advance five months to Apr. 1, 2019. India did not advance. All other countries will retrogress by 10 months and 17 days to June 1, 2022.  


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 Amrita Jolly-Sodhi and Susannah Nichols, who are Managing Attorney and Partner, respectively, at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), 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.