January 2022 Visa Bulletin: Adjustment of Status Filing Charts

December 22, 2021

Following the U.S. Department of State’s release of the January 2022 Visa Bulletin, USCIS has advised which chart prospective green card applicants should refer to when determining if they are eligible to file an application in January 2022.

Note:  Where “C” is listed, the category is current and applications may be filed regardless of the applicant’s priority date.  Where a date is listed for a category, applications may be filed if the applicant’s priority date is earlier than the listed date.

Family-Sponsored Applicants: Dates for Filing Chart (Except F2A Category)

In the F2A category, a cut-off date is listed on the “Dates for Filing” chart while the category is current on the “Final Action Dates” chart.  Therefore, applicants in the F2A category should refer to the “Final Action Dates” chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin (below).

All other family-sponsored applicants should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart below.

Final Action Dates for F2A Applicants:  

Family-

Sponsored 

All Chargeability 

Areas Except

Those Listed

CHINA-mainland 

born

INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F2A C C C C C

 

Dates for Filing for Family-Sponsored Applicants:

Family-

Sponsored 

All Chargeability 

Areas Except

Those Listed

CHINA-

mainland 

born

INDIA MEXICO PHILIPPINES 
F1 15MAY16 15MAY16 15MAY16 01FEB01 22APR15
F2A 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21 01OCT21
F2B 22SEP16 22SEP16 22SEP16 01MAR01 01OCT13
F3 22AUG09 22AUG09 22AUG09 08OCT00 01OCT03
F4 01OCT07 01OCT07 01JAN06 22AUG99 01FEB04

 

Employment-Based Applicants: Dates for Filing Chart (Except 5th Preference Regional Center Visa Category)

Except for EB-5 Regional Center Program (“Program”) adjustment of status applicants, employment-based applicants should refer to the “Dates for Filing” chart below.

Note*: The Program expired on June 30, 2021.  Until the Program is reauthorized, USCIS will reject any new employment-based fifth preference adjustment of status applications based on this Program.

Dates for Filing for Employment-Based Applicants:

Employment-

based

All Chargeability

Areas Except

Those Listed

CHINA-

mainland 

born

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

INDIA MEXICO  PHILIPPINES 
1st C C C C C C
2nd C 01APR19 C 08JUL13 C C
3rd C 01APR18 C 22JAN12 C C
Other Workers C 01MAY15 C 22JAN12 C C
4th C C 15MAY19 C C C
Certain Religious Workers C C 15MAY19 C C C
5th Non-Regional Center

(C5 and T5)

C C C C C C
5th Regional Center

(I5 and R5)*

C 15DEC15 C C C C

 

 

 


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