State Department Releases October 2023 Visa Bulletin

September 15, 2023

Last Updated on September 18, 2023

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


The State Department has released the  October 2023 Visa Bulletin.  USCIS will use the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based categories. The updates below reflect information for employment-based categories. 

What are the Changes?           

In October 2023, there are minimal changes from the September 2023 Visa Bulletin.


China will advance two months to Aug. 1, 2022. India will retrogress by two years and 11 months to July 1, 2019.


China will advance two months and 24 days to Jan. 1, 2020. India will move ahead by 14 days to May 15, 2012. All other countries will advance by one month.


China will advance 10 months to Feb. 1, 2023. India will not change. All other countries will retrogress by three months.

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.  

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