The State Department has released the December Visa Bulletin, showing no movement in key employment-based categories. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed it would use the Dates for Filing chart to determine employment-based filing eligibility for adjustment of status.

December Visa Bulletin: Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Preference Cases

Additional Information: December will mark the second straight month with no movement on the Dates for Filing chart in key employment-based categories. Priority date cutoffs advanced in October, the first month of the 2024 fiscal year. The State Department has said that while advancement in cutoff dates could potentially occur throughout the current fiscal year, “actual date movements will be dependent on visa demand and issuance patterns throughout FY-2024.”

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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