Feb 03 2022


The Department of State has released the February 2022 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

Note: USCIS has designated the Dates for Filing chart for both employment-based adjustment of status applications and family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within the U.S. for February 2022.

Below are some key changes for the employment-based preference categories this month:

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases:

  • EB1:
    • EB1 China remains current.
    • EB1 India remains current.
    • All other EB1 remain current.
  • EB2:
    • EB2 China remains at 04/01/2019.
    • EB2 India moved forward 55 days from 07/08/2013 to 09/01/2013.
    • All other EB2 remain current.
  • EB3:
    • EB3 China remains at 04/01/2018.
    • EB3 India remains at 01/22/2012.
    • All other EB3 remain current.
  • EB5:
    • EB5 China (non-RC) remains current.
    • EB5 China (RC) remains at 12/15/2015.
    • All other EB5 (non-RC) remain current.
    • All other EB5 (RC) remain current.

Below are some key changes for the family-sponsored categories this month:

Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Cases:

  • F1:
    • F1 for China and India remain at 05/15/2016.
    • F1 Mexico remains at 02/01/2001.
    • F1 Philippines remains at 04/22/2015.
    • All other F1 remain at 05/15/2016.
  • F2A: All F2A remain current. Although the Dates for Filing chart applies to family-sponsored categories, since the F2A category remains “current” on the Final Action Dates chart, F2A applicants may file using the Final Action Dates chart for February 2022 which is current.
  • F2B:
    • F2B for China and India remain at 09/22/2016.
    • F2B Mexico remains at 03/01/2001.
    • F2B Philippines remains 10/01/2013.
    • All other F2B remain at 09/22/2016.
  • F3:
    • F3 for China and India remain at 08/22/2009.
    • F3 Mexico remains at 10/08/2000.
    • F3 Philippines remains at 10/01/2003.
    • All other F3 remain at 08/22/2009.
  • F4:
    • F4 China remains at 10/01/2007.
    • F4 India remains 01/01/2006.
    • F4 Mexico remains at 08/22/1999.
    • F4 Philippines remains at 02/01/2004.
    • All other F4 remain at 10/01/2007.

Updated 2/1/2022