November 2022 Newsletter
1. November 2022 Visa Bulletin: No Advancement in Employment-based and Family-based Categories
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for November 2022, which shows no advancement in employment-based and family-based categories. The cutoff dates for issuance of employment-based immigrant visas are as follows:
EB-1: All countries are current.
EB-2: China remains at June 8, 2019; India remains at April 1, 2012. All other countries are current.
EB-3 Professional and Skilled Workers: China remains at June 15, 2018; India remains at April 1, 2012. All other countries are current.
USCIS will accept all family-based and employment-based adjustment of status applications based on the “Dates for Filing” chart.
The November 2022 Visa Bulletin can be found here.
2. USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities
On October 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it is extending its flexibility for applicants and petitioners responding to a Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR), Notice of Intent to Terminate (NOIT) regional investment center, as well as filing date requirements for Notice of Appeal or Motion, etc., dated between March 1, 2020 and January 24, 2023, inclusive, USCIS will consider responses submitted within 60 calendar days after the response date set forth in the notices.
USCIS’ alert can be found here.