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Visa Bulletin - November 2023

continuation, you will find an analysis of the Visa Bulletin issued by the Department of State, corresponding to month de November 2023, 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 CitizenJanuary 1, 20158 years, 10 months0 days
F2ASpouse or unmarried children under the age of 21 of Legal Permanent ResidentFebruary 8, 20194 years, 8 months and 21 days0 days
F2BUnmarried children over 21 years of Legal Permanent ResidentSeptember 22, 20158 years, 1 month and 9 days0 days
F3Married children of CitizenJanuary 8, 200914 years, 9 months and 24 days0 days
F4Citizen Brothers22 April, 200716 years, 6 months and 9 days0 days
F1Children over 21 years of CitizenMay 1, 200122 years, 6 months 9 days
F2ASpouse or unmarried children under the age of 21 of Legal Permanent ResidentFebruary 1, 20194 years and 9 months0 days
F2BUnmarried children over 21 years of Legal Permanent ResidentMay 1, 200221 years and 6 months4 months
F3Married children of CitizenMarch 22, 199825 years, 7 months and 10 days14 days
F4Citizen BrothersSeptember 15, 200023 years, 1 month and 16 days1 month and 14 days


E1Priority WorkersNovember 1, 20230 days1 month
E2People of exceptional abilityJulio 15, 20221 year, 3 months and 17 days7 days
E3Experienced and professional workersDecember 1, 20211 year and 11 months 0 days
E3Other workersAugust 1, 20203 years and 3 months0 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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