USCIS Visa Bulletin Filing Dates for January 2022

Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the filing dates category for the January 2022 visa bulletin.

Family-Sponsored Filings:

The F2A category will use the Final Action Dates chart to determine whether priority dates are current. All other family-sponsored adjustment of status applications will use the Dates for Filing chart.

Employment-Based Filings:

The employment-based preference categories will use the Dates for Filing chart to determine whether priority dates are current. However, USCIS will not accept any new employment-based fifth preference category applications based on the Regional Center Program until that program is reauthorized.

Help reading the visa bulletin chart:

The visa bulletin charts will help you determine when to file your form I-485. If the date on the chart is current (C) or if your priority date is earlier than the date on the chart, you can file your adjustment of status application. Your priority date can be the date when your relative or employer filed the immigrant visa petition on your behalf with USCIS or the date your labor certification (LCA) was accepted by the Department of Labor. For family-sponsored filings, use the Dates for Filing chart in the visa bulletin unless otherwise specified. You can also visit this link to the USCIS website for additional help when determining when to file.

The Department of State also offers a recorded message with the visa final action dates. It is updated around the 10th of each month with the information for the following month. Call (202)-485-7699 to hear the message with the dates.

For More Information:

View the USCIS page about filing dates here

This blog post does not serve as legal advice and does not establish any client-attorney privilege. Do not take any action based on the information contained in this post without consulting a qualified immigration attorney. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team directly.

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