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Visa Bulletin - July 2024

continuation, you will find an analysis of the Visa Bulletin issued by the Department of State, corresponding to month de July 2024, which determines which is the availability of visas of immigrant for the different categories of requests for family and work, plus information general to help youá to understand how it works.


FOR MOST COUNTRIES (except: China, India, Mexico and the Philippines)
F1Children over 21 years of CitizenOctober 22, 20158 years, 8 months and
10 days
3 months and 11 days
F2ASpouse or unmarried children under the age of 21 of Legal Permanent ResidentNovember 15, 20212 years, 7 months and 16 days 0 days
F2BUnmarried children over 21 years of Legal Permanent ResidentMay 1, 20168 years and 2 months1 month
F3Married children of Citizen1 April, 201014 years and 3 months1 month
F4Citizen BrothersAugust 1, 200716 years and 11 months 10 days
F1Children over 21 years of CitizenMay 8, 200222 years, 1 month, and 24 days4 months and 7 days
F2ASpouse or unmarried children under the age of 21 of Legal Permanent ResidentFebruary 1, 20213 years and 5 months0 days
F2BUnmarried children over 21 years of Legal Permanent ResidentJulio 8, 200419 years, 11 months and 24 days 0 days
F3Married children of CitizenMarch 1, 200024 years and 4 months3 months
F4Citizen BrothersFebruary 8, 200123 years, 4 months, and 21 days7 days


E1Priority WorkersJulio 1, 20240 days1 month
E2People of exceptional abilityMarch 15, 20231 year, 3 months and 17 days2 months
E3Experienced and professional workersDecember 01, 20212 years and 7 months-1 year and 9 days
E3Other workersJanuary 01, 20213 years and 6 months2 months and 24 days

What is the Visa Bulletin?  

The Visa Bulletin (BV) is a guide that the Citizenship and Immigration Services and the United States Department of State have to define who can or cannot receive an immigrant visa, depending on the date the person submitted their application. That date is called Priority date and this determines the beneficiary's place on the waiting list. 

 The reason for the Visa Bulletin is that immigration law limits the number of people per category who can immigrate to the United States each year. When the number of applicants is greater than the number of available visas, a delay is generated.   

 Each month the Visa Bulletin announces the priority or cut-off date, which means that in order for an immigrant to adjust status, in other words, obtain residency, the immigrant must have a priority date prior to the closing date of the category in the Newsletter. 

 In a family petition-based immigration case, the priority date is the date that the USCIS receives the petition. In an employment-based case, the priority date is the date the Department of Labor receives the request to certify that the worker is eligible for permanent residence. When the law does not require a labor certification, it is the day the USCIS receives the petition.  

 Generally the date of the Visa Bulletin works forward, but if the State Department determines that visas for a certain category or country are being used faster than expected, the cut-off date can be delayed to paralyze 

Disclaimer: This newsletter is only intended to provide general information, therefore it does not establish an attorney-client relationship and should not be considered as legal advice. Any decision you make based on this information is at your own risk and responsibility. 


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