The United States Department of State publishes a publication on immigration to the U.S. called a Visa Bulletin. This bulletin’s main objective is to give an updated waiting list for immigrants who are subject to the quota system, and the bulletin’s information is accessible online. The Visa bulletin for January 2023 was just released and gives a summary of the immigrant numbers that will be available in January for final action dates and dates for filing applications, suggesting when those applying for immigrant visas should be informed to gather and submit necessary paperwork to the National Visa Center. In other words, the January 2023 bulletin details per-country priority date cutoffs that control the availability of immigrant visas as well as the flow of adjustment of status applications and consular immigrant visa application files and approvals.
Both a Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart and an Application Final Action Dates chart are included in the bulletin. The first specifies the deadlines for intending immigrants to submit their requests for immigration visas or status modifications, and the second specifies the deadlines for applications for these documents to be accepted and awarded permanent residency.
The chart that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use each month is decided upon. The USCIS will abide by the Dates for Filing table for employment-based (EB) submissions for status adjustment in January 2023. The date for filing the chart is required for anybody wishing to submit an application for an adjustment of status to the USCIS in January 2023.