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Visa Bulletin for June 2024


The latest green card waiting lists as of June 2024

May 11, 2024


The U.S. Department of State released its Visa Bulletin for June 2024. This monthly update is important if you’re waiting for a green card because it shows how long you might have to wait.

What is the Visa Bulletin?

  • The Visa Bulletin lists priority dates, which are like placeholders in the green card application line.
  • Each month, the U.S. Department of State calculates how many applications are waiting in each category. This helps them estimate when different applicants might be able to move forward.
  • Dates for Filing: These are the dates listed in the Visa Bulletin. If your priority date is on or before the cut-off date listed for your category, you can take the next step in the application process.
  • Final Action Dates: The Visa Bulletin also shows “Final Action Dates.” This is an estimate of when your application will actually be processed and decided upon. The difference between these two dates roughly reflects the expected USCIS processing time.
  • There are two ways to move forward when your priority date is current:

Visa Bulletin FAQ’s at a Glance

What is my priority date? This is usually the date your green card application petition was initially filed. Check your paperwork or consult with an immigration attorney if you’re unsure.

What if my country has a backlog? Some countries have longer wait times than others due to high demand. This means cut-off dates may move slower and sometimes even go backward (this is called retrogression).

How long will I have to wait? Unfortunately, the Visa Bulletin can’t give you an exact answer. The wait time depends on your category and country backlog. It’s helpful to track patterns in your category over multiple months to get a better sense.

The Visa Bulletin can be confusing. We’ve put together a guide to help you understand it and find your priority date: How to Read the Visa Bulletin.

If you’re already familiar with those terms, scroll down to our summary of key developments or to the filing category that’s most relevant to you:

Family-based categories

Employment-based categories

Family-Based Green Card Backlogs

F-1: UNMARRIED CHILDREN (AGE 21 AND OLDER) OF U.S. CITIZENS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Sept-171-Sept-17No Change
China1-Sept-171-Sept-17No Change
India1-Sept-171-Sept-17No Change
Mexico1-April-051-April-05No Change
Philippines 22-April-1522-April-15No Change

F-2A: SPOUSES AND UNMARRIED CHILDREN (UNDER AGE 21) OF U.S. GREEN CARD HOLDERS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Sept-231-Sept-23No Change
China1-Sept-231-Sept-23No Change
India1-Sept-231-Sept-23No Change
Mexico1-Sept-231-Sept-23No Change
Philippines1-Sept-231-Sept-23No Change

F-2B: UNMARRIED CHILDREN (AGE 21 OR OLDER) OF U.S. GREEN CARD HOLDERS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Jan-171-Jan-17No Change
China1-Jan-171-Jan-17No Change
India1-Jan-171-Jan-17No Change
Mexico1-Nov-041-Sep-042 months
Philippines1-Oct-131-Oct-13No Change

F-3: MARRIED CHILDREN OF U.S. CITIZENS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Sept-101-June-103 months
China1-Sept-101-June-103 months
India1-Sept-101-June-103 months
Mexico15-June-0115-June-01No Change
Philippines8-Nov-038-Nov-03No Change

F-4: SIBLINGS OF U.S. CITIZENS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Mar-081-Mar-08No Change
China1-Mar-081-Mar-08No Change
India15-June-0615-June-06No Change
Mexico27-April-0122-April-015 days
Philippines01-June-0501-June-05No Change

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Employment-Based Green Card Backlogs

EB-1: EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE, OUTSTANDING RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSORS, AND MULTINATIONAL EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other AreasCurrentCurrentNo Change
China1-Jan-231-Jan-23No Change
India 1-April-21 1-April-21No Change
MexicoCurrentCurrentNo Change
Philippines CurrentCurrentNo Change

EB-2: EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE AND ADVANCED DEGREE HOLDERS

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas15-Feb-2315-Feb-23No Change
China1-Jun-201-Jun-20No Change
India15-May-12 15-May-12No Change
Mexico15-Feb-2315-Feb-23No Change
Philippines 15-Feb-2315-Feb-23No Change

EB-3: SKILLED WORKER, PROFESSIONAL, OR OTHER WORKER

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Feb-231-Feb-23No Change
China1-July-211-July-21No Change
India15-Sep-12 15-Sep-12No Change
Mexico1-Feb-231-Feb-23No Change
Philippines 1-Jan-231-Jan-23No Change

EB-4: “SPECIAL IMMIGRANTS” CATEGORY

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other Areas1-Dec-201-Dec-20No Change
China1-Dec-201-Dec-20No Change
India1-Dec-201-Dec-20No Change
Mexico1-Dec-201-Dec-20No Change
Philippines1-Dec-201-Dec-20No Change

EB-5: “INVESTORS” CATEGORY

CountryNew Cut-Off DateOld Cut-Off DateMovement
All Other AreasNo waitNo waitNo Change
China1-Jan-171-Jan-17No Change
India1-April-221-April-22No Change
MexicoNo waitNo waitNo Change
PhilippinesNo waitNo waitNo Change

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