Each month, the U.S. Department of State issues a Visa Bulletin. The State Department Monthly Visa Bulletin is a publication that provides information on the availability of immigrant visas for each preference category. The bulletin is issued every month by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.
The visa bulletin includes two charts:
The Visa Bulletin August 2023 reports that for family based green cards::
In March 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced 3 new initiatives to reduce wait times and the growing multimillion-case backlog of immigration applications caused by the global pandemic and closed immigration offices, embassies and consulates. USCIS received more than $400 million from Congress in March 2022 to address processing delays and application backlogs.
The Visa Bulletin is a useful tool for immigrants to track the progress of an immigration application and to determine when an applicant is eligible to file for adjustment of status.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about the Visa Bulletin:
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