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August Decrease In Wait Times for Some Immigration Applicants From Mexico

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 Final Action Dates chart shows the priority date that must be reached in order for an immigrant visa application to be processed at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • The Dates for Filing chart shows the priority date that must be reached in order for an immigrant visa applicant to be eligible to file an application for adjustment of status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Family-Based Green Cards by Preference Category Decrease In Wait Times for F Category Applicants from Mexico

The Visa Bulletin August 2023 reports that for family based green cards::

  • The wait time for Mexican nationals to obtain an F1 family-based green card decreased by 2 years and 3 months.
  • The wait time for an F2B green card decreased by 2 years and 4 months.

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:

  • The visa bulletin is not a guarantee of a visa. The availability of visas can change from month to month, and the visa bulletin is only a snapshot of the current situation.
  • The visa bulletin does not apply to all categories of immigrants. Some categories, such as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, are not subject to the visa bulletin.
  • The visa bulletin is not the only factor that determines whether an immigration application will be approved. Other factors, such as the applicant’s qualifications and the current political climate, can also affect the outcome of an application.

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