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Visa bulletin updates for August 2022

On Behalf of | Jul 21, 2022 | Family Immigration |

If you are planning to emigrate to Illinois, you need to know about the latest visa bulletin updates. These special updates are issued on a periodic basis by the U.S. Department of State. Their purpose is to keep potential applicants updated on how long it may take them to obtain their green card. It keeps you informed as to your priority date.

Bulletin updates may affect your visa status

Immigration issues, including all matters related to the receipt of a green card, are handled by the Department of State. News concerning updates to potential priority dates are also issued by this agency. You need to pay attention to these updates, especially if they concern the category of visa that you are attempting to obtain.

If you are a family-based applicant, you need to file your “Adjustment of Status” based on the “Dates for Filing” that are available on the official Department of State website. If you file for an employment visa, you will need to base this on the “Final Action Dates.” This will also be true for people who are filing outside of the United States.

Updates are made on a frequent basis

These periodic bulletin updates will affect different categories of immigrants, as well as visa applicants, on an unequal basis. Some categories may see minor to radical changes while others will be completely unchanged. Residents of some nations may see their visa application status extended by several weeks while others have no delays to wait out.

It’s a good idea to check back at the official U.S. Department of State website to note all of the changes as they occur. This will keep you up to speed with all of the delays in waiting time. Doing so will help you adjust as needed.

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