USCIS Announces that Employment-Based Visas will be used up by End of Sept. 2022

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that employment-based visas will most likely be used up in within the next month. The visa bulletin is a chart put out by the Department of State each month that provides the current wait times of each type of green card preference category (employment-based, family-based etc).

The September 2022 Visa Bulletin includes language in Section D foreshadowing the possible unavailability of employment-based green card numbers through September 30. Specifically, the Visa Bulletin states that the federal government anticipates that it will issue all remaining employment-based visas that are available for this fiscal year during the month of September.

But is there really an impact on clients? Not really. If this happens, USCIS can approve no further employment-based green card applications until the 2023 government fiscal year, which thankfully begins on October 1, 2022. 

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