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Visa Bulletin for June 2022
D. ESTABLISHMENT OF EMPLOYMENT THIRD PREFERENCE “OTHER WORKERS” (EW) FINAL ACTION DATE
High number use in the Employment Third Preference “Other Workers” (EW) category has necessitated the establishment of a worldwide final action date in June to hold number use within the maximum allowed under the FY-2022 annual limit. All countries are subject to a final action date of 08MAY19 except for China-mainland born, which is subject to a 01JUN12 final action date and India, which is subject to a 15JAN12 final action date.
E. ESTABLISHMENT OF C5 and T5 FINAL ACTION DATE AND APPLICATION FILING DATE FOR CHINA-MAINLAND BORN
It has become necessary to establish a final action date and application filing date for C5 and T5 China-mainland born because sufficient demand has materialized as readers were cautioned was a possibility in Item D of the May 2022 Visa Bulletin. China-mainland born C5 and T5 applicants are subject to a 22NOV15 final action date and an application filing date of 15DEC15.
F. AVAILABILITY OF DIVERSITY VISAS (DV)
Most regions have been set to “Current” for June 2022 in an effort to maximize number use during the DV-2022 program year. However, rank cut-offs could be re-established for any region or country in future months to keep number use within the applicable annual limits.
G. FAMILY-SPONSORED SECOND PREFERENCE VISA AVAILABILITY
Item D in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin advised that the F2A category was made current to increase the level of demand and encourage applicants to actively pursue final action on their cases. The item also advised that once large numbers of F2A applicants did begin to have their cases brought to final action, it would be necessary to establish a date to keep number use within the annual limit.
Number use in the F2A category has remained steady throughout FY-2022 and it may be necessary to establish an F2A final action date as early as August. This situation is being continually monitored and any necessary adjustments will be made accordingly.