The United States Department of State has published the visa bulletin for July, 2023. This guide reports on the availability of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for individuals from various countries and categories.
The monthly report is used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to evaluate eligibility. If applications exceed the quota, a date will be released regarding eligibility based on the priority date of the petition.
Immigrant visas are categorized based on countries of origin and various categories such as immediate family visas, employment preference-based visas, diversity visas, and more.
Priority dates in the visa bulletin are determined on visa availability and a quota system established by the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.
Key Dates for Visa Categories in July 2023 Visa Bulletin
Below are the final action dates for visa categories in the July 2023 visa bulletin:
Family Sponsored Preferences
First: Unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens (F1): 23,400 plus any number not required for fourth preference.
Second: Spouses and children, and unmarried sons and daughters of permanent residents (F2): 114,200 plus the number by which the worldwide family preference level exceeds 226,000, plus any unused first preference number:
- (F2A) Spouses and children of permanent residents: 77% of the overall second preference limit, of which 75% are exempt from the country limit;
- (F2B) Unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age or older) of permanent residents: 23% of the overall second preference limit.
Third: Married sons and daughters of US citizens (F3): 23,400 plus any number not required by first and second preference.
Fourth: Brothers and sisters of adult US citizens (F4): 65,000 plus any number not required by the first three preferences.
|Category||Date for all countries, including Cuba|
|F1||December 15, 2014|
|F2A||September 08, 2020|
|F2B||September 22, 2015|
|F3||December 22, 2008|
|F4||April 22, 2007|