EB1 China and India Show Some Progress

October 2023 Visa Bulletin showed EB1 visas for China crawled forward, while EB1 for India moved forward significantly.

China’s EB1 Final Action Dates (List A) moved forward two weeks: from February 1, 2022 to February 15, 2022. China’s EB1 Dates for Filing (List B) also moved forward slightly, from June 1, 2022 to August 1, 2022.

By contrast, India’s EB1 Final Action Dates jumped back to June 1, 2017 — after having been pushed back to January 1, 2012 in the September 2023 Visa Bulletin.

EB1 Dates For Filing (List B) for India moved back significantly in the October 2023 Visa Bulletin. Dates for Filing for EB1 India are set at July 1, 2019 (a backward step of almost 3 years from June 1, 2022 in the September 2023 Visa Bulletin).

Donoso & Partners certainly did anticipate forward movement in the EB1 India Final Action Dates since the 2012 cut-off date made little sense. A 2017 Final Action cut-off date certainly constitutes a more reasonable estimate of EB1 India visa usage. We continue to expect slow forward movement in EB1 India during 2023-2024 that will narrow the gap between the current EB1 India 2017 Final Action Dates and 2019 Dates for Filing.

Donoso & Partners, a leading immigration law firm based in Washington, D.C., will continue to report on developments regarding the immigration law and policy through our news section of donosolaw.com.


Donoso & Partners, LLC provide assistance with review and advice regarding eligibility for visas to the U.S. or Canada.

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