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Key Points

  • DOS has issued the April 2024 Visa Bulletin
  • USCIS will use the Final Action Dates chart
  • Advancement will occur in employment-based categories

Note: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use the Final Action Dates chart for the April 2024 Visa Bulletin. Please check the USCIS website for more information.


The Department of State (DOS) has released the April 2024 Visa Bulletin.  USCIS will again use the Final Action Dates chart this month for employment-based categories. The updates below reflect changes in employment-based categories compared to last month.

What are the Changes?

In April 2024, there is some change to employment-based categories from the March 2024 Visa Bulletin.

China will advance 1.5 months to September 1, 2022. India will advance five months to March 1, 2021.

All other countries will stay current.

China will advance by a month to February 1, 2020. India will advance 1.5 months to April 15, 2012.

All other countries will advance to January 15, 2023, which is nearly two months.

India will advance 1.5 months to August 15, 2012.

Nearly all other countries will advance 2.5 months to November 22, 2022, except for China, which will stay at September 1, 2020.

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Partner, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Department of State (DOS)

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