March 2024 Visa Bulletin

March 2024 Visa Bulletin Revealed: Incremental Changes for EB-1 China and India, and Global Adjustments for EB-2 and EB-3 Professionals

In a detailed overview, the March 2024 Visa Bulletin discloses subtle shifts in Final Action Dates for various employment-based immigrant visa categories. Notable adjustments include the advancement of EB-1 China by two weeks to July 15, 2022, and EB-1 India by one month to October 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the EB-2 Final Action Date sees a one-week progression for all countries except India and China.

The Employment-Based (EB) landscape remains steady for EB-3 Professional/Skilled Workers, with India and China retaining their Final Action Dates. Additionally, the bulletin outlines the status of EB-5 categories for China and India, along with crucial updates on USCIS honoring Final Action Dates and the imminent expiration of the EB-4 Non-Minister Religious Worker Program.

Snapshot of March 2024 Final Action Dates:

China: July 15, 2022
India: October 1, 2020
All other countries: Current


China: January 1, 2020
India: March 1, 2012
All other countries: November 22, 2022


Professionals and Skilled Workers:
China: September 1, 2020
India: July 1, 2012
All other countries: September 8, 2022


All countries: December 1, 2019,* (*Subject to reauthorization; set to expire on March 8, 2024)
EB-5 Unreserved (Regional Center and Non-Regional Center):
China: December 15, 2015
India: December 1, 2020
All other countries: Current

EB-5 Set-Asides:

Rural: Current for all countries
High Unemployment: Current for all countries
Infrastructure: Current for all countries

Furthermore, USCIS announces its adherence to the March Visa Bulletin Final Action Dates chart, marking a pivotal moment in the fiscal year. Lastly, the bulletin underscores the impending expiration of the EB-4 Non-Minister Religious Worker Program on March 8, 2024, urging congressional action for reauthorization to prevent disruptions in visa processing.

Source: Fragomen