Visa Bulletin for January 2023 Reports on Availability in the Employment First Category for China and India, Unavailability of Religious Workers Category

Jan 9, 2023 | Human Resources Services

The Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin for January includes an update on visa availability in the employment first category for China and India. The bulletin states that it has become necessary to establish employment first preference final action and application filing dates for China and India, effective in January, to hold number use within the maximum allowed under the fiscal year 2023 annual limit. Applicants from China and India are subject to a final action date of 01FEB22 and an application filing date of 01JUN22.

“This situation will be continually monitored, and any necessary adjustments will be made accordingly,” the bulletin states.

HR Professionals are invited to attend the Jan. 18 “Chatting with Charlie” webinar, where WR’s Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Charina Garcia and Senior Associate Laura Bloniarz will give an in-depth look at the January and upcoming February Visa Bulletin. Registration is complimentary, but space is limited so those interested are encouraged to register now!


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